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>> enjoy your day, have a great one. we'll see you guys tomorrow. good morning. breaking news. a french court orders a magazine there to hand over its topless sunbathing photos of the duchess of cambridge within 24 hours as prosecutors announce that they will pursue a criminal case against both the magazine and the photographer who took the pictures. we're live in paris. off the cuff, that's how mitt romney is describing his comments secretly recorded at a fund-raiser critical of millions of president obama's supporters. >> there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent on government, who believe they have victims. >> as nbc news obtains a campaign video featuring donald trump that was cut from the democratic national convention. we'll talk about it with mr. trump live. air scare. tense moments between a pilot and air traffic control at jfk
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airport after anonymous threats against a passenger jet. >> okay. we're surrounded by emergency vehicles. there's a reason for this. somebody's got to give us the reason, or we're going to evacuate the aircraft. you've got 60 seconds. >> we'll have the fiery exchange today, tuesday, september 18th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television welcome to "today" on a busy tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. big morning in politics here. mitt romney is on defense about the comments secretly recorded at a fund-raiser in florida. we'll have more on that story straight ahead. meantime, following breaking news from france as the duke and duchess of cambridge fight the
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release of controversial pictures of kate. >> the magazine can no longer publish the images and must hand over all digital copies of those photos. we'll get the very latest in a live report straight ahead. also, a significant strategy change for the u.s. military in afghanistan following the killings of four american soldiers there. we're going to go live to richard engel in kabul. then on a lighter note, is there already some trouble brewing between the new judges on "american idol"? ryan seacrest will be here to tell us about that. and then later, a live concert from grammy winner pink. >> i see the umbrellas, but pink said to me she is waterproof. let's begin with the breaking news. the magazine that first published the topless photos of the duchess of cambridge ordered to turn them over immediately and face possible criminal charges. nbc's michelle kosinski is in paris. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this is a very fast, very complete courtroom victory for william and kate against that
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french magazine called "closer," that last week published the photos of will and kate sunbathing topless in the south of france. the french court gave them everything their lawyers have asked for, stopping all publication of the images, stop distribution, they can't resell them, and within 24 hours they have to turn over all of the original images to the royal family and will be fined at least 10,000 euros per day if they do not. in addition, the french prosecutor now will open up a separate criminal investigation into that magazine and the photographer who took those pictures. the only bad news here is remember, those images, were also distributed in other countries, italy, ireland, even some u.s. websites. this decision is great for the royal family, but it only covers the french publication. matt? >> all right, michelle kosinski on this news coming from paris this morning. michelle, thanks very much. we'll have more on the story a little later, but right now
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three minutes after the hour, here's savannah. here at home there's a major political story in the presidential race. mitt romney defending comments secretly recorded at a private fund-raiser in which he criticized obama supporters as victims who are dependent on government. michael isikoff is nbc's national investigative correspondent. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. the newly leaked video was taken from a digital camera concealed in a piece of furniture 20 feet from romney as he spoke at a florida fund-raiser four months ago, and it's now raising tough new questions for his presidential campaign. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. >> reporter: the video first obtained by mother jones and later by nbc news shows romney surrounded by donors in may. nbc news has learned it was secretly recorded at a $50,000 a plate fund-raiser at the boca raton, florida home of a private equity mogul mark leader.
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in response to a question romney responds -- >> there are 47% who are with him, dependent on government works believe they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to take care of them, who are entitled to food, to housing to health care, you name it. it's an entitlement and that the government should give it to them, and they will vote for this president no matter what. >> reporter: romney concedes he has little chance of winning these voters over because they can't relate to his message of lower taxes and less government. >> these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans pay no income tax, so our message of low taxes doesn't connect. we'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich, that's what they sell to you every four years, and so my job is not to worry about those, people who should take personal responsibility and take care of their lives. what i have to convince is the 5% to 10% in the center that are independent, that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending in some cases on emotion,
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whether they like the guy or not. >> reporter: later asked why he doesn't attack the president more forcefully, romney says this about swing voters he's targeting. >> because they voted for him, they don't want to be told that they were wrong, that he's a bad guy, that he did bad thing, he's corrupt. those people that we have to get, they want to believe they did the right thing but he just wasn't up to the task. they love the phrase that he's over his head. >> reporter: the obama campaign called romney's comments shocking. romney on monday night responded at a campaign event in california. >> good evening. it's not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. i'm speaking off the cuff in response to a question, and i'm sure i could state it more clearly and in a more effective way than i did in a setting like that. the president believes and what i've described as a government-centered society where government plays a larger and larger role, provides for more and more of the needs of individuals, and i happen to believe instead in a free enterprise, free individual
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society where people pursuing their dreams are able to employ one another, build enterprises, build the strongest economy in the world. i happen to believe that my approach is the approach that will put 23 million people back to work again. >> reporter: at one point in the video romney also makes a joke about the background of his famous father who was born of american parents in mexico. >> had he been born of mexican parents, i'd have a better shot of winning this, but he was -- he was an american living in mexico and lived there a number of years. i said that jokingly, but it would be helpful, you know, to be latino. >> reporter: the source who made the secret video insisted to nbc news the original motivation was not political but simple curiosity, to see what romney would say in the unscripted setting but after watching the tape the source decided the public should hear what romney said and was encouraged to release it after talks with an atlanta political researcher
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names james carter iv, the grandson of jimmy carter, a president frequently compared to barack obama as an example of a failed president. savannah? >> thank you. former republican congressman joe scarborough and host of "morning joe." good morning. >> good morning. >> is this a crisis for the romney campaign or a blip and something that will have no impact? >> depends on whether they turn the campaign around. think about it, savannah. you've got about 50 days left. mitt romney will be spending over $100 million in outside ads. outside groups will be spending more. there's three presidential debates. there's no doubt if mitt romney clearly outperforms president obama in all three presidential debates, nobody will be talking about this other than how it helped mitt romney focus and turn things around. here's a problem. this is an absolutely critical time for the campaign. go back to the convention. start with that video, the high point of mitt romney's campaign
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was his rnc video which was so moving and made you think, you know what? i think i can relate to this guy, and then we had clint eastwood and then we had the chair, and then over this past week, it's been absolutely remarkable. you combine libya and the press conference which is polling horribly for him, the campaign shakeup yesterday that was in several publications, and then this video, very, very bad news. this is one of the worst weeks for any presidential candidate in a general election that any of us can remember around this table. >> and how dangerous potentially are these remarks? at one point he basically dismisses half the nation as deadbeats saying i'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. does this feed into the very narrative that the obama campaign is trying to push on romney all summer? >> feeds into what jeff greenfield called the thurston howell iii candidate, david brooks is talking about it this morning.
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listen, this what's important. 47% of these, quote, victims that mitt romney talked about, were not going to vote for mitt romney anyway, but jeb bush and george w. bush, when they campaigned, they would always start their campaigns in inner cities. they would always go talk to the truly disadvantaged, not because they believed they would get those votes but because they believed they would get swing voters, white suburban moms in philadelphia, i-4 corridor, swing districts that may look at republicans as being too harsh and too uncaring. maybe republicans are the candidates that are going to take care of their tax dollars better, going to run government more wisely, but the hard edge scared them. george w. bush, karl rove, jeb bush, they figured that out. this is dangerous, not because he's going to lose that 47% of the vote but because you're going to start seeing suburban voters, swing voters, storm away from the campaign as quickly as possible unless he fixes it. >> you mentioned some of the disarray that's been reported in the campaign, an article in politico saying advisers were
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sniping at each other in blind quotes. here's what governor romney said on telemundo about that story. >> i've got a terrific campaign. my senior campaign people work extraordinarily well together. i work well with them. our campaign is doing well. >> so no changes in your campaign? >> i've got a good team. >> you know, joe, you don't usually see these kinds of stories until late in a campaign when campaign advisers know they are losing. do you think that's what's happening here? >> just a few points of view, a little different than what mitt romney said. he says he has a terrific campaign. actually he doesn't. he says the campaign workers are working well together, well, actually, they are not working well together, and that his campaign is going in the right direction. no, it's not, and this is not being said by liberals who are gleeful about what's happened to mitt romney's campaign over the past couple of weeks. these are conservatives. these are gop strategists. these are people that have invested in the reagan revolution, invested in the gingrich revolution of '94, invested in george w. bush's campaign.
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they are so depressed this morning they just can't believe that mitt romney is blowing a race against a president who they believe has mismanaged the economy terribly over the past four years, has sent us $5 trillion deeper into debt, has run trillion dollar deficits per year, the largest stimulus spending bill ever, the largest health care plan ever, and it's not working. unemployment is still 8% plus. the economy is still in tatters, and mitt romney is blowing this race. it is too much for many republicans to handle. >> well, former republican congressman joe scarborough, thank you for your perspective this morning. >> savannah, i'm going to go put a bag over my head now so i'll talk to you soon. >> we'll see you soon. >> where's that bag? >> thanks. it's 12 minutes after the hour. once again, here's matt. >> thank you. another political video obtained by nbc news, this one featuring donald trump. we're going to talk to him in a moment, but first nbc's peter alexander is with the romney campaign in los angeles. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning
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to you. we'll show you clips of that video in a moment, but before he got wrapped up in damage control late monday, mitt romney had just received his first national security briefing that took place here in los angeles. he had also made another big appeal to a critical demographic, that's latinos. the romney campaign began this week by announcing a reset of sorts, promising to lay out more policy specifics, to try to reinforce its message of the need, not just to fire the president but why people needed to hire romney. meanwhile, nbc news, us a noted, has obtained that video featuring one of romney's most colorful surrogates, donald trump. >> let's see what you've been up to? this is your review. >> reporter: the never-before-seen video shows trump conducting a mock performance review with an actor playing the president. sources say it was produced by the republican national committee and intended to air at the convention. >> just recently you said. >> the private sector is doing fine. >> the private sector is dying. you had some clear objectives
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when you took the reins. you promised hope and change. how did you do there? you've run up almost as much debt as every other president combined. i know, i know, it wasn't your fault. it's never anybody's fault. you've inherited it, right? the fact is the american people want results. president obama, you're fired. >> we reached out to the romney campaign for their thoughts on the video. we did not hear back. sources say that video, matt, was scheduled to air on the convention's first night, monday night. of course, that night never took place because it was canceled due to hurricane isaac, and the video was never shown. >> peter alexander on this. thank you very much. donald trump is joining us now by phone. mr. trump, good to talk to you. >> hello, matt. >> this idea, was it yours, the rnc's? who came up with it? >> it was the rnc. they approached me about doing it. they very much wanted to do it. they had a great crew sent over,
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very professional, top hollywood people, and i think they did a very good job. >> yeah. why didn't they find a way to squeeze it in later in the week? i mean, there was a condensed schedule. monday night was a wash. were you surprised they didn't find a way to put this in tuesday or wednesday night? >> i actually was. came out very well. you showed little excerpts, came out really well, and a lot of people wanted it, but, you know, the problem they have is they are not being tough enough. they are not getting -- i can't say down and dirty, but that's exactly what president obama is doing with them, and they have got to fight fire with fire. the republicans have to get tougher or they are going to lose this campaign. >> i watched the whole thing, c donald, and one thing that struck me, when you criticize president obama for his performance, you never once mentioned mitt romney's name. was that by design, or do you think that was an omission? >> it really didn't have anything to do in this case with
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mitt romney, had everything to do with the performance of the president. we weren't discussing mitt romney. we were discussing the performance of president obama. >> i want to ask you about the comment that were secretly recorded of mitt romney at that fund-raiser in florida a couple of months ago and get your response. he said this, among other things. these are people who pay no income tax. 47% of americans who pay no income tax, so our message of low taxes doesn't connect. so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. what i have to do is convince the 5% to 10% in the center that are independent and that are thoughtful. what's your reaction? >> the first thing is he has to not apologize because we've seen enough apologizing already, and he cannot apologize. what he said is probably what he means, and he did say inartfully stated. the fact is he cannot apologize. he is going for those independents. he won't get the votes of a lot of people that he's discussing, and if you're not going to get the votes, let's go on with it. but do not apologize. >> you say this is what he probably thinks.
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you think he truly feels that 47% of people in this country have no personal responsibility and don't care for their lives? >> well, he's saying that that's not really what he meant, and you'd have to ask him about it, but he's actually saying that's not what he meant, and i'm sure he wished he didn't say it. i'm sure that he wished that the hidden kwcamera wasn't there, b the fact is, matt, he's really saying that's not what he meant. >> are you sorry you didn't run for president? >> no. i'm having a good time. i mean, i was doing great, having a lot of fun with you and everybody else. i was leading in the polls. i was having a good time, but i'm really having a good time doing what i'm doing. >> donald, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you very much. >> appreciate it. >> all right. >> let's get a check of the day's other top stories with natalie morales back at the news desk. >> good morning, to you. good morning, everyone. we begin with the deadly retribution for the internet film that stoked so much rage in the muslim world. it changed for u.s. policy in afghanistan. nbc correspondent richard engel
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is at camp leatherneck in afghanistan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie, u.s. marines on this base and others are on high alert after an increase in violence in kabul and a spate of the insidious insider attacks, which is changing the way that u.s. forces have to conduct this war. the suicide bomber appears to have been trolling for any foreigners in kabul for revenge against an internet movie militant groups are now using to justify their attacks. the bomber's vehicle exploded next to a small bus, killing, according to afghan police, eight russian, south african aviation contractors. the militant group hizb-i-islami says that the car bomb was carried out by a 22-year-old female and they were
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responsible. a female would be require in afghanistan, where few women even drive, let alone carry out attacks. there were riots in kabul on monday, and the tension from the video only adds to a far bigger problem, a spike in insider attacks. afghan forces killing their nato partners. from now on, most u.s. and afghan troops are being kept apart. u.s. commanders said nato forces in afghanistan will no longer partner with afghan troops on small patrols or in small units. that's where most of the training and mentoring takes place. it's not a good sign for the direction of the war which is supposed to wind down in 2014. >> we say in military science the most perilous of all military operations is a withdrawal under pressure. that's what we're doing in afghanistan. >> reporter: analysts expect the taliban and other militant groups will intensify attacks during the ongoing draw-down to show that the 11-year war has been a failure. in a statement this morning, coalition commanders said they are committed to partnering with
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afghan forces, that this temporary suspension is only designed for force protection and that american and afghan units can continue to patrol, even in small numbers, but that those patrols will require commander approval and only be approved on a case-by-case basis. natalie. >> richard engel, thanks so much. the fbi is investigating an airline bomb threat on monday that led to a heated exchange from new york's jfk airport. two planes were stopped on the tarmac after an anonymous threat. the pilot of the american flight apparently felt he wasn't getting enough information from the ka troll tower. take a listen to his response. >> okay. we're surrounded by emergency vehicles. there's a reason for this. somebody's got to give us the reason or we're going to evacuate the aircraft. you've got 60 second. >> both planes were checked for explosives and cleared to proceed to their terminals. olympic snowboarding champion shaun white was
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released by nashville police after his arrest on charges of public intoxication and vandalism. police say white is accused of pulling a fire alarm and destroying a hotel phone. and here's a fellow you'll be seeing a lot of. he's the mascot for the 2014 world cup soccer tournament in brazil. he's an endangered three-banded armadillo. brazilians will get to select among three name choices. it's now 7:21. cute guy. >> translation, please. >> no real -- >> majoubi has to be about being amorous, having friendly feelings, so -- >> not going for that one. >> wow. >> kind of a broad category there. >> doing it for the kids. >> yes. >> all right. let's see what we've got for you. talking about a really rough day today here in the east, from charlotte all the way to albany. we're talking about damaging winds, tornadoes possible, airport delays. you look at this rain firing up,
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and it's just going to get worse. we're talking about a system that will be bringing winds of up to 60 miles per hour. rainfall of anywhere from 2 to 3 inches before it's all over. some areas as much as 4 inches. power lines going down. it is going to be a real mess here in the northeast for the next 24 hours. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in youi the east coast seize the active weather and we just have pretty quiet conditions, lots of low clouds this morning. sunshine breaking out later this afternoon but look at today's highs. 60s oakland to san francisco, upper 70s around live more. the warmest place out by fairfield close to 80 but very mild for this time of year. we'll see a little warming friday and then breezy and cooler moving through the weekend. that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks. coming up, much more on this morning's breaking news, the french magazine that first published the topless sunbathing
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photos of the duchess of cambridge ordered to turn them over immediately or face criminal charges. we'll show you how a photographer standing half a mile away from a subject can take such
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"...brightening your glow" together, these two colors create the perfect canvas the time now is 7:26. good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelley. it was a peaceful end to the occupy protests in justin herman plaza. protesters listening to police and taking to heart what the warnings were about taking down their tents when asked. about 75 marchers from yesterday's one-year anniversary celebration occupied the plaza last night. they put up only about eight tents. police telling them to take them down by 6:00 this morning and occupiers listened. about 30 police officers were on hand just in case. most of those officers have gone home, but a few are still at the plaza right now just to make sure that the tents do not go back up. occupiers will be allowed to stay at that park today because it is a public space. they will, of course, have to leave tonight when the park closes. right now rob mayeda is in
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for christina loren here with the local forecast. >> still seeing 40s and 50s outside. the sun really not getting through the clouds just yet to help warm us up. we do have a strong sea breeze that even as the sun breaks through the clouds, it's going to be cool. our high temperatures today 60s, san francisco over to oakland. low 70s in san jose. upper 70s out by livermore. these low clouds seem to be moving as fast as the traffic approaching the bay bridge toll plaza, mike. >> that means they're very slowly moving around because we're looking at the toll plaza. even here, we do see some creeping going on. folks held back up, east shore freeway very slow approaching pinole valley road. big rig blocking one lane. jammed heading out of hercules. sunol very slow from pleasanton, your drive south into fremont goes around the bend here. another live look shows you how much the traffic builds through the south bay. northbound routes jamming up. here's 101 at 680 but jamming on
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280 around the 880 interchange as well. very slow there. a look on 101, on the right side, the southbound side at university really showing those brake lights but both directions in through palo alto an menlo park are the issue and the build through san mateo over the past hour. for the latest traffic and news updates check us out on facebook. we're back in a half hour with another local update. stay tuned, the "today" show rolls on. pink will be in the plaza rocking the house.
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tell us what it was like when you first heard justin cry. >> i know this sounds tell us what it was like when you first heard justin cry. >> i know it sounds crazy, but it was like he was singing. >> look who else is here. our good friend, ryan seacrest in our green room. >> he's not tweeting. he's been tweeting a lot lately. that's how he revealed the new judges on "american idol." we're going to ask him how everyone is getting along with mariah carey and randy jackson. >> is everyone gelling?
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>> apparently there's some tension. ryan had to pull a gunl and fire a warning shot. that's what i hear. is that correct? speaking of twitter, there are big changes coming that will impact the websites more than 140 million active users. we're going to reveal that right here live for the first time. >> it's going to be on our twitter pages, too. maybe we'll get some new followers. and then some of the top offenders when it comes to calories and our restaurant meals, including one that is the same as eating 15 hoho cakes. >> you're too young to know what a hoho is. first, more on this morning's breaking news. a french court ordering a magazine to hand over all digital copies of the topless
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photos of the duchess of cambridge. next, we'll show you live how someone gets those type of photos. but first, michelle kaczynski is live in paris. >> this may be the first time ever is talking about not what kate was wearing, but what she wasn't. but first she and william scored a courtroom victory in france. the french magazine that published those photos must now stop all publication and distribution including what's on the internet. within 24 hours they have to turn over all the originals to the royal family and what's more a criminal investigation into this entire matter is now being opened. >> william and kate are saying good-bye to the south pacific, including flowered garlands presented by topless women. tomorrow, back to britain and the european uproar of photos of kate sun bathing topless while
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she and william vacationed in the south of france. in france, their lawyers are on it, slapping the italian publisher of the french magazine "closer" given the photos were taken from hundreds of yards away with a breach of privacy lawsuit and a criminal complaint. they asked the court to stop any more publication of the pictures, stop any resale of them, remove them from the web and forced the publisher to pay up big time if this doesn't comply. they describe the photos of intimate scenes stolen by te telephoto lens. kate may be a princess, but she suffers from this. in paris, if you want a copy of the magazine, that might be impossible. >> translator: the stock has run up. there aren't any more to be had. >> in italy, there was a 26-page spread of the photos monday. and the folks here are unphased. >> translator: she is just a
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woman sun bathing. i can't even understand the importance. >> but the royal family is upset and well acquainted with such intrusions. diana had been caught by long lens in the gym, on a beat. in the '90s, charles was snapped on the balcony while vacationing. in france, prince andrews had photos publishes. prince harry in vegas, even for instance phillip this month supposing himself while wearing a kilt. kate, before she married william, sued a photo agency over photos of her playing tennis. she won. many of these instances long forgotten and perhaps one day this will be, too. french privacy laws are some of the toughest around. in fact, the first lady or first girlfriend of france just won a judgment against this same magazine for publishing pictures of her wearing a bikini. the fine was about 2,000 euros. that's the thing. the penalties tend to be very light. hey, william and kate got what
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they wanted out of this, at least here in france. matt. >> all right. michelle kaczynski in france this morning. thanks very much. those pictures of the duchess of cambridge were taken using a very powerful long lens to. give you some insight into how they were shot we've enlisted the help of former paparazzi photographer james ambler at a promenade in brooklyn heights overlooking lower manhattan. his subject is nbc's stephanie gosk. she's across the river more than half a mile away at the south street seaport. good morning to both of you. james, let me start with you. when -- since you used to do this for a living, when you first saw these images of the duchess of cambridge, what was your initial sports? was it, wow, that's out of bounds, or wow, that's the ultimate get? >> a little bit of both, to be honest with you. they are fantastic pictures, but the content of what it is is almost too risky for it to be of any value. >> she was sunbathing topless at a private residence.
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the photographer was apparently more than a half a mile away. talk me through the equipment that would be necessary to capture that kind of an image. >> well, she would needed a very long lens. what you've got here is a 600 mill lens, put a doubler on it so it doubled that length to a 1,200 mill lens and a camera body to go with it. the distances are getting larger and larger with the technology growing and the ability to be able to catch people from very far away. >> just to give people an idea at home, how much would that kind of a setup would cost? >> a setup like this is going to start you out at about $20,000. you also need equipment to send the pictures. it's almost as important as taking the pictures to get the pictures out very quickly. so, you know, it's not a cheap hobby to have. >> i want to put some animation up on the screen right now, james, as we continue to talk. i mentioned you're at a promenade in brooklyn. stephanie gosk is about a half a
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mile, if not a little bit more away at the south street seaport, so as you look through the lens, and we're going to be able to see what you're seeing in your viewfinder live on our screens, let's see how close you can get to her. >> yes, so this is -- this is a shot from where i am, and obviously we've cropped in slooilt slightly, as well. but you can see that from this distance you can get a really good shot from over half a mile away. >> she's turning around waving. the next step -- stephanie, can you hear me, by the way? i don't know if stephanie can hear me, but there would be no way, james, that she could see you where you are. if you were taking secret photos of her, there would be absolutely no way she would be able to see you, correct? >> yeah. i mean, she would have to be -- not with the untrained eye. if you had a pair of binoculars or security detail was looking out, they might be able to spot you, but, you know, there's lots of tricks that we have. you use natural surroundings to hide, as well. >> you would then take the
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images as close as can you get with that lens and the doubler, you would download them. then you could crop them further and even zoom in more than that, is that correct? >> yeah. with these new cameras, the image quality is so good that you can actually take a wide image, zoom in on it, crop in and blow up that image even further, so really now distances are becoming, you know, given the right conditions, they can be, you know, as far away as possible. >> if we can put the last image back up. there is an image of stephanie gosk that you have managed to capture and we've enhanced from more than half a mile away, so the message, james, to the people who are the targets of -- of the paparazzi is what? >> if you don't want to get pictured topless, don't take your top off, you know. there's no real distance. >> james, succinct and well put. james ambler, thanks very much. stephanie, thanks for being the target this morning. we appreciate it. it's amazing. >> it is asfonishing. i guess that is one lesson. don't take your top off.
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i don't know. words to live by, yeah. it's crazy. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> and the weather is not that great. can you imagine how clear that picture would be on a clear day. we've got some amazing video to show you from the australian outback. this is a fire-nado. there was a fire going on and rising columns of warm, super heated air create the tornado. look as this, almost like a seen from "dante's inferno," amazing stuff to see something like this. the photographer who shot it said it sounded like a jet engine was going off. look at that. wow. fire to ice. we're talking about frost and freeze warnings in the upper plains from parts of minnesota all the way on to the dakotas. temperatures are near freezing, to the mid to upper 30s today. rest of the country we expect things warming up a little bit. 60s and 70s in the northeast. hundreds through the southwest. that's what's going on around the country.
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and good morning. around san jose this morning, low clouds, waiting for those to break up. probably around 9:00, 10:00 this morning we'll start to see hazy sunshine. cool day today. as the sun breaks out, we'll get into the 70s inland but notice that the all-day sea breeze, mostly 60s and 70s for the entire bay area. only the well inland locations out by livermore and down around morgan hill will get close to 80 today. cool temperatures on thursday, a little warmer on friday and breezy and cooler again for the weekend. and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right. a thanks very much. up next, a salad that is equal to eating seven bowls of mac and cheese. come to papa. we'll help you make wiser choices when you eat as a restaurant. and later on, a live concert from the one and only pink out on the plaza, but first, these messages. [ engine revving ]
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fat. two days worth of saturated fat and three days worth of sodium. it is the equivalent of eating 15 ho hos. >> okay. if you're at baja fresh, go with the steak tacos, 460 calories. you're going to end up saving almost 1,500 calories with that healthier option. that's a half a pound of fat. >> wow. next one from ihop. a salad that is a salad in name only, i guess. >> and you think, hey, i'm doing something great. this is a healthy option. what it turns out to be is worse than any burger on their menu, okay? it has 1,530 calories. it has 111 grams of fat, 30 grams of saturated fat. they said they were going to make it healthier. they cut 70 calories out but quadrupled the trans fat. that is not a good solution. equal to seven mac and cheese polls. get the double blt, 460 calories. if you make that swap twice a year you'll save 32 pounds. >> what's this delicious thing we're looking at?
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>> chilies, a warning, do not ever have more than three barnyard animals in your entre, okay. this is 1,730 calories. it's 105 grams of fat, and it's 4,500 milligrams of sodium, again three days worth of sodium, the equivalent of a dozen oscar meyer cheese dogs. >> that's a cheese dog. >> not a vegetable in sight. >> that's a healthier option. >> customize this with two sides, get your broccoli and rice, 500 calories. you're saving 1,200 calories, a third of a pound of body fat with that one meal. >> all right, all right. the bloomin' onion, applebee's, your favorite. >> outback steakhouse, a standard onion that's 60 calories and turned it into 1,900. we have 1,900 unaccounted calories that we have to try to figure out what happened, to and you've got 161 grams of fat, two
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and a half days of saturated fat. >> just like these funions, have the healthy shrimp instead. >> shot of the protein. >> how many calories are in your cheesy lime? i live for them. >> thank you. >> still ahead, an exclusive interview with justin bieber's mom patty, but up next, ryan seacrest on "idol"'s new judges. that's after this. ♪
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about different ideas, and who would be in the mix, but it was not my decision. >> felt like it came down to the wire, like an hour before something. >> you would think when you're reading this in the press, that this can't be true, that they -- they must have decided on a panel two or three days prior to shooting a new season. well, it did come down just like that. >> really? >> yeah. >> we know that auditions already took place i believe sunday, right, in new york. >> started sunday, right. >> so some reports of squabbling already between nicki minaj and mariah carey. >> not keith and randy? >> well, you tell us. >> those two will not share a meror. >> what about nicki and mariah. >> two very different, strong, powerful, successful women on the panel. there are not too many dull moments between the two of them. but at end of the day we all hug and laugh and get ready for another day. >> can i be just be a cynic here. >> that's a shocker. >> is this a case where some publicist starts putting out mariah and nicki are not getting along and that's just good for
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the show. >> not bad for the show if people are talking about the show, but that's not exactly true. >> i'm being cynical. >> they are getting along fine, but they are strong and candid in their opinion. >> we're hearing that randy jackson was going to be relegated to a mentor role, but now he's still a judge. what happened there? >> i guess there was some talk of where he would be depending on who would make up that panel. he's now back on the judges' panel. i can't imagine doing that show without randy jackson. he's been there since day one. >> the dog. >> the dog. early on, it's early but who is the tough judge? >> interestingly, i mean, there's not one that is the tough judge. they are very, very -- they are not so sugar-coated when it comes to what they are saying, but they are saying it with heart, but they are very honest, not putting through as many people as you would think. >> so which judge is most likely to cry, and which judge is most likely to make you cry? >> it may be -- >> he cries for anything. >> i cried on the commercials of the show sometime. but it may be keith who has to
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sit between nicki and mariah. >> well done. ryan, thank you. >> you going to stick around? >> i hope so. >> can i borrow your rain coat. >> sure. >> can i borrow the short one? >> big change coming to twitter. ryan probably knows about this already. >> and pink live in concert after your local news. ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] get breakfast made the way you say, like your very own egg white & cheese topped with that creamy super food, avocado. want jalapenos? red onions? done and done. on toasty flatbread? you so got it made. ♪ at subway
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it is 7:56. fwor good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelley. an east bay firefighter injured on scene of an early morning fire. the two-alarm blaze broke out at tequila grill in san leandro about 2:00 this morning. there's no word yet on exactly how that firefighter was injured, but he is expected to recover. firefighters were on scene and they were able to knock down this fire within 45 minutes. they seem to think at this point it started in a dumpster behind the building, but this one could take days to confirm. right now let's get a check on your tuesday forecast. rob mayeda is here with all the details. we're still waiting for the low clouds to break up inland. you can see the highs only in the upper 70s for most of the places out in the tri-valley. san jose low 70s today. 73 degrees. 66 in oakland, 62 in san francisco. so we're going to stay mild at least through about thursday. friday looks a bit warmer inland and then we turn cooler again
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this euroupcoming weekend. the bay bridge backed up, no surprise, but it's going to get more crowded because the sig alert and stalled big rig out of the lanes off to the shoulder, slow from the carquinez bridge but better all the way down through richmond. and then worse because traffic now flowing freely into berkeley and toward the bay bridge toll plaza. slow also, look at the jam, speeds into the 20s coming out of san leandro past the san mateo bridge. both directions through union city and hayward. southbound slow through fremont as well and the northbound route for the south bay, that's what kicks in. red and orange, into the 20s and 30s for your northbound routes. down here, jon, very slow on north 101 all the way through mountain view and into palo alto with things backing up for the bay shore freeway. >> thank you very much. of course for the latest on traffic and news updates, check us out online at and also nbc bay area facebook. we'll be back in a half hour with another local update.
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8:00 now on this tuesday morning. it's the 18th of september, 2012. we are among pink fans gearing up for the brand new winner. they've got their raincoats on, as well. we'll take our stage in the next half hour. good morning again, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer, al roker. >> good morning. >> it's our pleasure to see you. >> just like ellen, this is his coat. >> appreciate that. >> my pleasure. >> you guys are so adorable. oh, thank you. anyway, coming up, we're going to talk to the mother of star justin bieber. >> she was 18 when she had justin. the same age justin is right now. she's going to talk about some
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of the struggles she went through and how she feels about her son's superstar come which is super, super, superstar come right now. >> he's even a superstar on twitter, as is mr. seacrest. mr. lauer has gotten in on twitter. >> and we're going to take you inside the headquarters of twitter. >> miss natalie morales is over at the necessary news desk. >> good morning, everyone. mitt romney isn't apologizing for comments he made to wealthy donors at a fund-raiser in florida. republican presidential hopeful says on a secretly reported video that 47% of all americans believe they're entitled to help from the government and that is not his job to worry about them. romney says he answered a question with an off-the-cuff answer and he didn't know he was being taped. the video was made public by the magazine "mother jones." the fab is investigating a bomb threat at kennedy airport on monday.
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an anonymous caller explained there were explosives on two arriving jumbo jets. the airlines were searched and soon cleared to proceed to their terminals. no explosives were found. a massive search is under way along the stretch of the u.s.-mexico border after more than 140 inmates used a tunnel to escape monday from a high security prison in piedras negras, mexico, just across the border from texas. now for a trend of what is trending today, a home video of a young boy being reunited with a favorite toddler toy is going viral. the stuffed monkey, named ah-ha, was lost on a family vacation. fast forward three years and the mom says she thinks she found the blue monkey on ebay, and when it arrived, it is a lost lovie. >> look. his hands, you did that. >> i know. and look at his hair.
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>> well, the mother and son aren't the only ones setting tears of joy. so are a lot of people who viewed that video. >> they say every picture tells a story. in this case, 22 pictures tell an iowa couple's incredible love story. he lost both arms and legs while serving with the navy in afghanistan. we can all learn a lesson about love and sacrifice from this amazing couple. and it seems everyone wants to get in on the craze. now the u.s. naval academy is taking on the dance with their own video. ♪ >> they got the moves down, all right. the midshipman have racked up nearly a half million youtube views in half a dozen days. 8:03 right now. let's go back outside to
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savannah and ryan. >> thank you. we were taking turns about holding the umbrellas. >> they were just chatting about who was here to do the gangham style dance. >> i had a cramp. >> we can make up for that. >> let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> actually, a surprise. come on out! oh, i'm sorry. not there. by the way, got some friends there from auswego, new york. and you brought me a auswego sub? oh, the roker sub. thank you so much. i will try it in just a second. we have the risk of strong storms from charlotte all the way to albany, tornados possible. look for airport delays from charlotte all the way into new england and boston. we are expecting to see more wet weather making its way up from the southeast.
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first the warm front, then the cold front brings the storm. the weather coming in as you can see during the day. it's the earn third of the country that's going to be affected by this thing. we are looking for those storms. out west, it's going to be a gorgeous day. temperatures in seattle, going to get themselves up into the mid to upper 80s. 101 in phoenix. look for that rain to continue all the way down into northern florida. morning showers in northern texas. what's happening around here this morning. clouds from san jose to san francisco and livermore. southwest winds in fairfield. hour by hour, the skies clear. you will see mid-70s in the north bay and east bay. highs in the 80s.
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and that's your latest weather. mr. lauer. >> all right, al. thank you very much. when we come back, justin bieber's mom patty talks about the tough journey from being a teen mom to raising a ten sen say. that's right after these messages. [ man ] launch sequence initiated. [ male announcer ] at kfc we have one mission: [ beep ] 15 seconds and counting. serve the world's best-tasting chicken. t-minus 10... that's why our whole chicken is delivered fresh. 9...8... and prepared fresh by real cooks 7... t-5. all systems go. 4... with kfc's world famous secret recipes. preparation complete... 3... 2...1... taste for yourself why fresh is better. mission accomplished. try our new freshly hand-breaded premium breast meat original recipe bites today. premium breast meat onof chocolate lovers from the thmelting point of chocolate. so when you take hershey's chocolate and add bubbles, it deliciously melts the moment you take a bite. hershey's air delight. it just might make you melt.
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challenges, and now she's sharing her story in a new book and sat down with kathie lee. kathie lee, good morning to you. >> good morning, yes. before you can appreciate the journey that justin bieber took to get to where he is today, it's very important to look at the journey his mother pattie has been on. i recently spent time with them in los angeles to talk about pattie's new book "nowhere but up, the story of justin bieber's mom." ♪ want to show you all the -- >> pattie mallet is watching her son at work. most babies, fly a little bit go to college, fly a little bit, get a job. yours is one of the biggest pop stars ever. 48 million million facebook fans, a new world tour and he's only 18. >> when you think about the fact that just season now the exact
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same age that you were when you had him, does that blow your mind? >> it does. i mean, i can't picture him raising a child right now. >> please, god. >> he is a child. >> but you were, too. >> i didn't feel like i was, but seeing him i -- i clearly was, but, yeah, i -- had to grow up pretty fast. >> by the time pattie mallette gave birth to justin, she had lived a very difficult life. pattie says her troubles date back to her childhood. as early as age 4, pattie says she was sexually abused. >> so many young people that are abused sexually, it just becomes something that they are familiar with and something that they are almost attracted to because their purity is taken at such a young age. >> pattie's life, it turns out, would become even more difficult. by the time she was 14, she says she was into drugs and alcohol. by 15 she says she lost her virginity, by 17 pattie had reached her breaking point.
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>> i was full of shame. i've learned it's normal and natural for anybody who has been through sexual abuse to carry that shame and blame and feel like there's something wrong with you, so i definitely carried that. >> you carried that to the extent that you hurled yourself into an oncoming truck to kill yourself. >> it was a combination of -- built up over the years of the abuse and the pain and, you know, at the time i was messed up with all the drugs and the alcohol, i was in a depression. >> during that time pattie says with the help of a friend she found god and after leaving the hospital felt like a new person, at least for six months. >> and then -- >> and then i started hanging out with some of my old friends and doing the old stuff, you know. next thing you know it i'm pregnant. >> jeremy bieber and pattie mallette had had an on again, off again relationship. >> both of us came from broken
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homes so we just did the best that we could with our relationship, but it was definitely very rocky. >> you couldn't believe it, you said, when the doctor said that you were pregnant. >> no. >> you made the nurse give you a second test. >> i did. i didn't believe it. >> and a lot of people encouraged you to abort baby. >> i just knew i couldn't. i just knew i couldn't. i knew i had to keep him. >> on march 1st, 1994, pattie gave birth to a 7 pound, 14 ounce baby boy and while she called the baby jesse throughout the pregnancy, once he was born she named him justin. >> tell us what it was like when you first heard justin cry. >> oh, i know this sounds crazy but it sounded like he was singing. he did. >> what was it? was it my music? what was he singing? >> a-ha, a-ha, so precious and amazing. i just wanted to squeeze him. >> what happened when jeremy came to see him? >> jeremy couldn't stop staring
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at him. he would stare hours and hours and fell in love right away. >> they never married and ended their relationship for good but pattie says jeremy is a different person today. >> we're friends. we get along, and i love the dad that he is to justin today. >> young justin showed his musical talents at an early age and before long was performing on the streets of his native canada and when he was 12 he entered a local singing competitioncalitied stratford and pretty soon pattie started posting pictures on youtube. >> and that's where it all began. >> scooter braun had seen the videos on youtube and was relentless trying to get in touch with pattie. even though when he did though,
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pattie was still hesitant >> you hear all these horror stories in the industry and the teenagers and how crazy they can go. i just had to come to terms with the fact whether he's in high school or at home or the industry there's the same fears. i know who is around him and i know who his security guards are and i know who his manage hadn't are. i know that everybody is very protective of him and very careful. >> as busy and demanding as his schedule may be, justin still finds time for his mom. he even contributed to her new memoir. >> you wrote the forward for her book. >> yes. >> saying she's the strongest woman you have ever known. >> what else is she? >> she's been a friend, someone i can talk to and a good role model, and i want to grow up and have just a heart that my mom has because she has such a big heart. >> it seems justin also has a big heart. for pattie's birthday this year, just be wrote his mom a song and later released it for mother's day.
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can you sing like one little line of it for us ♪ when you're lost and you're tired ♪ ♪ when you're broken in two ♪ let my love take you higher and i still turn to you ♪ >> beautiful. >> thank you, sweetiey. >> pattie has a lot to be proud of and so does justin. he says he thinks his mom's book will change thousands of lives. >> do you hear that? >> they have a very sweet relationship. >> he's a momma's boy. >> he is. >> can you imagine if his name is jesse bieber, would he be as successful as jesse bieber? >> i think so. >> once youtube videos hit he would be pretty successful, no matter what. >> hoyy bieber.
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>> thank you. it was a pleasure. >> a lot more with pattie mallette tomorrow. live on today so we'll catch to catch up with her and meet her in person. >> you'll like her a lot. coming up next, a big change coming to twitter. we'll unveil it live right after this. ch ili' s lunch break combos are a sizzling deal, starting at 6 bucks. try our new lunch-size chicken fajitas, sauteed onions and peppers topped with grilled chicken, served with soup or salad.
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minutes, but first jason kennedy gives us a look inside the company headquarters in san francisco. jason, good morning. >> reporter: hey there, matt, good morning. twitter is just six years old and with its growing number of active users around the world, get this, the company is now estimated to be worth a whopping $8 billion. now, that's definitely something for them to tweet about. ♪ tweet, tweet, tweet ♪ rockin' robin >> reporter: more than 140 million people around the world do it approximately 340 million times a day, tweeting on twitter has become such a part of everyday life that the website is one of the top ten most visited since it first went online six years ago. >> started with the kernel of an idea of how do you let people stay in touch using text messages? ♪ let's go ♪ >> reporter: so now when justin bieber wants to connect with his nearly 28 million followers he messages them on twitter, president obama and mitt romney
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also use the social network to stay in touch with their followers. >> it's hard to even imagine what it was like before we had sort of the ability to talk directly to the candidates. >> reporter: these days you don't have to be a pop star or presidential candidate to reach millions of people on twitter. anyone can do it in 140 characters or less. >> the person who treated the photo of the plane going down in the hudson river had something like 150 followers at the time of that, and that was the photo that really defined the event. that photo spread all over the world. >> reporter: a washington university study cited the power of twitter and other social media for their crucial role in the so-called arab spring movement that helped change the governments in tunisia and egypt. >> our users can basically pull out their phone, connect to twitter, find out what's going on in the world in realtime as it's happening. >> reporter: keeping all the worldwide tweets flowing smoothly are 900 young tech-savvy employees at twitter headquarters in san francisco. >> i've been here about three years, and it's just always been a really exciting company.
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it grows, just like the user base has grown. >> a number of other places, big companies and small companies. it's certainly the most communicative, and everyone here is really smart and engaged and engaging. >> and as ad revenues increase, so do the perks. gourmet food to suit all tastes. lots of snacks and beverages of all kind are provided daily. free of charge to all twitter employees. >> we have great snacks. >> it's not the draw. the draw is actually working on something that matters. everybody here takes it really seriously. >> reporter: plenty of perks, indeed. guys, we're all ready to hear about the big changes coming to twitter. let's do this. >> jason, we'll make people wait and reveal those in just a second, by thank you. the ceo of twitter joins us. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> the company is exploding, no question about it. everywhere you go people are tweeting or talking about tweeting. i like something you said when you got the job a couple years ago. you said this. quote, i'm currently trying to
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define what's twitter's purpose in the long term. now you've had two years. what is its purpose? >> twitter brings you closer. i mean, we see this over and over again from our users. it brings them closer to the action. it brings them closer to their heros. ryan's got 8 million followers on twitter. it's because he pulls them into everything he's doing and brings them closer to everything he's doing. >> and those 8 million can be immediately honest and candid with me. >> you would concur. >> what types of tweets do you get? >> in a global conversation you get global feedback, and sometimes that global feedback is positive, and sometimes it's biting but sinister. so we pay attention to it. >> what's the biggest complaint you get? >> we get complaints about languages we don't support. we get complaints about when is this feature going to be available in our country? all sorts of things like that. so what we have to do is pay attention to our users, listen to what they are saying, acknowledge their feedback and prioritize the work you. >> said this is going to be the
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twitter election, and we see both candidates in the presidential election use twitter, advisers, everybody is doing it. can you make an argument that it's generating not just heat but light? >> i think the beauty of twitter in this election is it's made this a realtime campaign. we no longer have to go to the pundit in the back room with, you know, i've talked to these four people. you now get feedback immediately from across the country about how exactly everyone thinks about what you just said. >> let's get some feedback to your changes right now. put them up on the screen here. we're going to take a look at some differences. explain what the big difference is. >> that's the old one. >> that's the old one. >> and now the new look to twitter. >> what we've heard over and over again from our useers is they want to bring more of their personality to their profile pages so today's changes are all about bringing that personality forward, more media forward, more photos forward, so it's much easier to see the media experiences and flip through them. we've also announced today a complete overhaul of the ipad
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design. and that ipad design is all about letting people flip through photos and video more easily. good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. dualing meetings in san jose tonight about what the police department is doing wrong with the uptick in violence. fueling the police chief that chris moore is retiring. he departs in january. he says he is disappointed by the state of the police department and the city kept him from getting things done. how are things running on the roadway? mike. >> barely. we will show you walnut creek southbound at 242. an accident moving to the shoulder. that is the start of the back
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up. 24 slow through lafayette. typical commute slow downs for you. as you approach the bay bridge and highway 13 and east shore freeway, it is slow. the center of the screen through san jose is slammed through cupertino. this is a southbound side coming toward us through palo alto. laura. let's hope things pick up. we will pick up the news angle for you. check us out on facebook.
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8:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's september 18, 2012. rainy morning here in the northeast, but you know what? we've got a huge crowd out on the plaza. most of these people packing in to check out pink in concert in this half hour, and we will not make them wait much longer. out on the plaza i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, al roker and ryan seacrest. ryan sticking around to help us out on a rather drizzly morning.
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>> yeah. >> they told us it wasn't raining. >> be careful. it's slippery. >> first album in about four years. pink is here to preview that. all the excitement in just a few minutes. >> all right. >> and also ahead, one of the biggest names. how many hours did we watch "pretty in pink?" andrew mccarty is here. he's had a great day, actually an award winning travel writer. we'll talk to him in just a few minutes. >> also, everything from jeans to must-have gadgets for your kitchen. we'll have the top products for women to get it all done. it's pouring now. >> al. >> tomorrow on "today," giuliana rancic will be here to talk about her life since she's become a first-time mom after very public battles with
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infertility and breast cancer. >> can we first say good morning, and please be careful. >> don't slip. >> made a name for herself as a writer and actor on the "office" and now is branching out with a brand new show. good morning. >> good morning. >> good to see you. >> this is a big step, and i'm not talking about the one getting up on the platform, but this show all about you. are you nervous about it. >> >> i'm nervous and excited. more excited than nervous. >> getting huge buzz. everyone says it's clever and smart. no surprise to you, because one thing we know about you, you know you're pretty good at this. >> that's so nights of you guys to say that, thank you. this is so cool to be here, like i'm here for the first time. very clever even though it's raining. >> you play an ob-gyn and the relationships are up and down what. will women connect with on this show? >> i think the character is really, really relatable. she has a lot of flaws. drinks a little bit too much. she, you know, kind of doesn't
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date as much as she wants to and like works a little bit too much. i don't know. i think it's a funny relationship. >> comparisons to "bridget jones diary". >> that was a great movie and a great book, too. >> ladies love it. >> yes, they do. >> you're our new woman of color not only starring in a show and running it as well. >> i would agree with that. >> we're full of compliments. >> i know. >> you can stand here all day. >> so nice. >> we'll see you on the season premiere of "the office." a lot of our viewers know you from "the office." >> i'll be back for the premiere. >> "the mindy project". >> thanks for having here's a view of the east bay. sunol at 680, overcast skies.
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it has made its way to livermore this morning. temperatures will start to come up as we head through the mid afternoon hours. mid to upper 70s in livermore. the sea breeze will be an event through the evening. that's your latest weather. mr. roker, thanks. andrew mccarthy on his brat pack days and how he settled down and also pink on the plaza and yes, she's
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back now at 8:36 with actor and writer andrew mccarthy. if you were a girl growing up in the '80s there's a good chance you had his poster on your bedroom wall. >> kevin. >> what do you want to hear in.
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>> just tell me. >> what in. >> you're ashamed to be seen with me. >> no, i'm not. >> you're ashamed to go out with me. >> he may have broken molly ring wohlied heart in "pretty in pink" but andrew mccarthy had many more teenage hearts aflutter in the 1980s. >> didn't believe in me. >> as a member of the infamous brat pack mccarthy was a click of young actors that included rob lowe, emilio estevez and demi moore. >> like girls. >> enjoy being afraid of russia. >> all of whom had a great deal of success in coming-of-age films like "st. elmo's fire." >> because i am desperately completely in love with you. >> from comedies like "mannequin" co-starring kim cattrall. >> oh, right. you two haven't met. roxie, this is emmy. emmy, roxie. >> to the cult favorite "weekend at bernie's" which co-starred,
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well, a corpse. andrew mccarthy was on every movie-maker's short list. in addition to his acting career, mccarthy is also an award-winning travel writer. his new memoir is called "the longest way home, one man's quest for the courage to settle down." andrew mccarthy, good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to meet you. first question, did you get my letter in 1986, and why haven't you responded? >> i did. you didn't get that? >> no, no, no. >> the mail. >> yes. >> in all seriousness, there's a generation of women who probably still come up to you with or without their copy of "tiger beat" and feel that they know you and have something to say to you. >> now they introduce their kids to me. >> yeah. just interviewed molly ringwola few weeks ago and there's a brat pack phenomenon. some actors were a part of it or resisted it and had to come to terms with it. do you deal with that? >> i felt like i resisted it and now it's become an iconic
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affectionate term in a period of time in a bunch of movies that mean a lot to people. it's fantastic now. >> you are part of this cultural phenomenon. >> so weird. i never thought of myself this way, and i am embedded in this cultural moment in time, yeah. >> here you are sort of part of this pack. one of the things you write about in your book you is feel like you're kind of a loner. >> well, yeah. always one of the ironies to me that i was in this brat pack and always sort of separate and i lived here and never hung out. that an odd experience for me. >> the memoir is really about two journeys, the literal journeys around the world and also your figurative journey to settle down and finally find love in a real way. i mean, why was that a good device for you? >> well, like you said, i became this travel writer in the last ten years, and i found travel a real way to sort of get in touch with who i am. i sort of found myself when i was on the road, and as i was leaving to go on one of my trips, my now wife and i had just decided to get married, and i was really sad to be leaving. i was sitting in the back of the
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cab all kind of weepy to be going, and in the same instant i was thrilled to be leaving and i couldn't reconcile the two parts of me, one that wants to be with you and the other part that needs to go be me so i thought there was a nugget for a book there to try to wrangle and wrestle with that theme of intimacy and commitment and how does a guy do that? >> some people kind of called it the eat, pray, love for men. >> do you like that? >> falling in love was great, but it's an internal emotional journey that plays out over the executive locations and stuff so that's the comparison i would welcome. i thought that was a terrific book. >> you're pretty blunt. talked about a struggle you went through, a struggle with alcohol. you wrote there was one time you woke up in amsterdam, fell asleep in berlin or vice versa. >> i don't really remember it very well. it was the '80s. part of this is the stew that makes up who i've become, so it all goes in there. you know, i talk about the movies and some of the drinking stuff, but it's more about that
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sort of emotional coming to terms, coming of age, you know. >> you've done all this travel. you write about the places you've visited. what's a place you would definitely go back to and a place you would never return to? >> i loved patagonia. i'd go back to patagonia in a heartbeat, and i found luxembourg quite boring. >> sorry, luxembourg. >> finally, most importantly, don't you feel in some ways that ducky was the better man than blaine? >> this is an outrageous theory that you people entertain all of these years, and i'm sorry for you is all i can think of. >> blaine was better looking but ducky had the heart. >> but what are you going to do with ducky? that wears thin, doesn't it? >> can you tell me to get a life. that's fine. the book is "the longest way home." andrew mccarthy, great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> coming up next, a live concert from pink. but first, this is "today" on nbc. here you go little man.
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[ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios
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she has been a star for more than a decade. she's got brand new music coming out today, and we are thrilled to have her back on the plaza. ladies and gentlemen, pink. [ cheers and applause ] >> come on, y'all. it stopped raining. ♪ na, na, na, na, na, na, na na, na, na, na, na, na ♪ ♪ na, na, na, na, na, na, na na, na, na, na, na, na ♪ ♪ i guess i just lost my husband i don't know where he went ♪ ♪ so i'm gonna drink my money i'm not gonna pay his rent ♪ ♪ i got a brand new attitude and i'm gonna wear it tonight i wanna get in trouble i wanna start a fight ♪ ♪ na, na, na, na, na, na, na ♪ na, na, na, na, na, na, na i wanna start a fight ♪ ♪ so, so what? i'm still a rock star
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i got my rock moves ♪ ♪ and i don't need you and guess what i'm having more fun ♪ ♪ and now that we're done i'm gonna show you tonight i'm all right ♪ ♪ i'm just fine and you're a tool so so what? ♪ ♪ i am a rock star i got my rock moves and i don't want you tonight ♪ ♪ uh, check my flow, uh the waiter just took my table and gave to jessica simp ♪ ♪ i guess i'll go sit with drum boy at least he'll know how to hit ♪ ♪ what if this song's on the radio then somebody's gonna die ♪ ♪ i'm gonna get in trouble my ex will start a fight ♪ ♪ na, na, na, na, na, na, na he's gonna start a fight ♪ ♪ na, na, na, na, na, na, na we're all gonna get in a fight! ♪ ♪ so, so what? i'm still a rock star i got my rock moves ♪ ♪ and i don't need you
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and guess what i'm having more fun ♪ ♪ and now that we're done i'm gonna show you tonight i'm all right ♪ ♪ i'm just fine and you're a tool so so what? ♪ ♪ i am a rock star i got my rock moves and i don't want you tonight ♪ ♪ you weren't there you never were you want it all but that's not fair ♪ ♪ i gave you life i gave my all you weren't there you let me fall ♪ ♪ so, so what? i'm still a rock star i got my rock moves ♪ ♪ and i don't need you and guess what i'm having more fun ♪ ♪ and now that we're done i'm gonna show you tonight
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i'm all right ♪ ♪ i'm just fine and you're a tool so so what? ♪ ♪ i am a rock star i got my rock moves and i don't want you tonight ♪ ♪ no, no no, no ♪ ♪ i don't want you tonight you weren't there ♪ ♪ i'm gonna show you tonight i'm all right i'm just fine ♪ ♪ and you're a tool so so what? i am a rock star ♪ ♪ i got my rock moves and i don't want you tonight ba, da, da, da, da, da ♪ ♪ >> we'll have more music from pink in a moment, but first this
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is "today" on nbc.
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>> well, pink is just back from a whirlwind tour in europe and celebrating the release of her sixth album, "the truth about love." appears here in rockefeller plaza. so good to see you. >> thank you. >> a lot has happened since your
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last album four years ago. >> yes. >> rekindled a romance, have a new baby girl. >> yes. >> how has that affected you? we're used to this kind of rebellious, hard-edged pink. >> i'm still crazy, but i'm just goofier. it's a goofy side of crazy. i'm very happy. it's been the most beautiful couple of years. >> did i read that you were looking at your old lyrics and seeing all the curse words and thinking about little willow listening to those. >> sorry. >> "blow me one last kiss" is a smash hit on the radio. going to be a number one record. when you first got back in the studio, what did it feel like this time? >> it was a lot more sober, but it was just the same. i go into every record thinking like, wow, i hope i can still sing, hope i have something to say. what if i don't? i might actually be useless, and then 40 songs later i'm wrapping up and hoping that someone else
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is moved by it. >> you like that process of being in the studio? is that a good creative outlet, or is this where you get the creative outlet? >> i get different from both, but i love creating with my friends, and having my daughter bang on the bells. i love seeing everybody. love seeing everybody. >> can i ask you what is i think a really important question. were you upset when miley cyrus stole your haircut because i was upset when ryan stole my hair-do. was it a compliment? >> i think she's beautiful. rocks it way harder than i do. everyone has long brown hairs. when two girls get fearless and shave their heads, it's a big deal. i just think we're maybe a little more daring. i love miley, you can't talk about miley around me. >> i'll give you some of mine. >> yeah, of course. >> what are you going to sing? >> i'm going to sing "blow me one last kiss." >> this is a great song. >> take it away. >> pink.
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>> you already ready to dance? >> dance party. ♪ ♪ white knuckles and sweaty palms from hanging on too tight ♪ ♪ clench your jaw ♪ i've got another headache again tonight ♪ ♪ eyes on fire, eyes on fire ♪ and they burn from all the tears ♪ ♪ i've been crying, i've been crying ♪ ♪ i've been dying over you ♪ tie a knot in the rope ♪ trying to hold, trying to hold ♪ ♪ but there's nothing to grab so i let go ♪ ♪ i think i've finally had enough ♪ ♪ i think i maybe think too much ♪ ♪ i think this might be it for us ♪
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blow me one last kiss ♪ ♪ you think i'm just too serious ♪ ♪ i think you're full of and my head is spinning so blow me one last kiss ♪ ♪ just when it can't get worse ♪ i've had a day you've had a day ♪ we've had a day ♪ i think that life's too short for this ♪ ♪ want back my ignorance and bliss ♪ ♪ i think i've had enough of this ♪ ♪ blow me one last kiss ♪ i won't miss all the fighting that we ahles always did ♪ ♪ take it in ♪ i mean what i say when i say there is nothing left ♪ ♪ no mo sick whiskey ♪ no more battles from me ♪ you'll be calling a trick cause you no longer sleep ♪ ♪ i'll dress nice, i'll look
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good ♪ ♪ i'll go dancing alone ♪ i will laugh, i'll get drunk ♪ i'll take somebody home ♪ i think i've finally had enough ♪ i think maybe i think too much ♪ ♪ i think this might be it for us ♪ ♪ blow me one last kiss ♪ you think i'm just too serious ♪ ♪ i think you're full of -- ♪ my head is spinning so blow me one last kiss ♪ ♪ i think that life's too short for us ♪ et? want back my ignorance and bliss ♪ ♪ i think i've had enough of this ♪ ♪ blow me one last kiss ♪ blow me one last kiss ♪ blow me one last kiss ♪ i will do what i please ♪ anything that i want ♪ i will breathe, i will breathe ♪ ♪ i won't worry at all
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♪ you will pay for your sins ♪ you'll be sorry, my dear ♪ all the lies, all the lies ♪ will be crystal clear ♪ i think i've finally had enough ♪ ♪ i think i maybe think too much ♪ ♪ i think this might be it for us ♪ ♪ whether me one last kiss ♪ you think i'm just too serious ♪ et? i think you're full of it ♪ ♪ my head is spinning so ♪ blow me one last kiss ♪ just when it can't get worse ♪ i've had a day ♪ i think that life's too short for this ♪ ♪ want back my ignorance and bliss ♪ ♪ i think i've had enough of this ♪ ♪ blow me one last kiss ♪ blow me one last kiss
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♪ just when it can't get worse ♪ i've had a day ♪ you've had a day we've had a day ♪ ♪ i think life's too short for us ♪ ♪ want back my ignorance and bliss ♪ ♪ i think i've had enough of this ♪ ♪ blow me one last kiss >> a good tuesday morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. 8:56. a new sketch of the man union city police say robbed and attempted to assault a woman last week. police say this man robbed a woman on almaden boulevard and tried to sexually assault her. he was scared before by a passing car. we will check the forecast right now with meteorologist rob
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mayeda in for christina. >> we are looking cool today. 60s and 70s for most places inland once the clouds break up. not much change in the middle part of the week. another update at 9:25. right now, let's go back to the "today" show. rhythmical sway. an oas when an apple's vibrant red temptation, and honey's sweet touch of golden sensation, join together with a pecan crunch you'll savor, creating the most perfect lesson in flavor. ♪ nature's best-written recipe is ready for you to enjoy. nature valley, nature at its most delicious. now try our new crunchy dark chocolate peanut butter bar.
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♪ get up and try >> thank you! and we're back with more of "today" on a tuesday morning. it's the 18th day of september, 2012. once again, pink, ladies and gentlemen, in the rain in rockefeller plaza. thanks so much. good to see you. and out here i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. more music from pink coming up in just a little while, and she was right. she is waterproof. >> she is. >> that's true. coming up, we're going to talk to an american who spent 22 years in a nicaraguan prison. he says he didn't commit the crime. after two years he is free and he's going to share his ordeal in just a couple of minutes. >> then we'll take you on terry cruz, burning up the nfl and burning up the internet.
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flexing his muscles. well, guess what? he's bringing his muscles here. going to join us for our "take 3" segment in a couple of minutes and more stuff during the 9:00 hour. what, go ahead, say it. no, come on. >> no good can come of this. >> not for television. >> maybe thinking about buying or selling a home. barbara corcoran is here to show you what you can get for $400,000 or less. whether it's a modern, a contemporary or a traditional home, well, we've got the 411 for you. >> well, let's go inside. natalie's got the headlines. >> good morning again, matt, savannah and al. mitt romney isn't apologizing for comments he made to wealthy dopers at a florida fund-raiser. the reap captain can presidential hopeful said on a secret video that 47% of americans believe they are entitled to help from help from the government. he the video was made public by the magazine "mother jones. ". olympic snowboarding champ shaun white was released by
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nashville police after his arrest early sunday on charges of public intoxication and vandalism. police say white is accused of pulling a fire alarm and destroying a hotel phone. he was also treated at a hospital after hitting his head. a french court today banned a gossip magazine from publishing any more topless photo of kate sunbathing with her husband william. the royal family hoped to block international publication, but today's ruling only affects the french publisher. a diet drug that was approved by the fda earlier this year is available by prescription starting today. it's a combination of two medications that have long been used in weight management. and it sounds like singing sensation adel may become a bond girl. the website reports adel will perform the theme song for the new james bond film "skyfall"
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due to be released at the end of october. seems like americans can't get enough of the "gangnam style" craze. now navy midshipmen have recorded their own version of psy's hit. ♪ the midshipmen have already racked up half a million youtube views in less than two days. everybody in on the craze. now it's four minutes past the hour. al, it took me all weekend to get that song out of my head, and the moves out of my head, now it's back to it. >> i was going to say. you did better than me. >> still on it. >> it's still in there! >> let's see what we've got for you today. we're talking about some really rough weather. you're seeing what we see outside right now. it's going to get worse, from albany all the way down to charlotte. damaging winds, heavy rain. tornadoes possible, and airport delays likely. look at that rain coming up. if you're flying from either albany, atlanta, new york, washington, it is going to be a mess. as you can see all during the
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day today, all that rain continuing to push in. wind gusts of over 60 miles per hour and rainfall amounts, 1 to 3 inches, but we could get as much as 4 to 5 inches of we're seeing clouds of a different sort in the bay area. these are low clouds in oakland. by lunchtime, these clouds will break up. inland areas today, you will have a tough time warming up. in the 60s and 70s most of the bay area. way inland out to pleasanton, close to 80s. 60s in oakland and san francisco. mild week. all right. now to today's "take 3" where al, natalie and i give our take on stories attracting attention and adding a little muscle.
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he's got the move. "gangnam style." too bad you weren't here on friday. >> i got my "gangnam style." >> everybody remembers the old spice commercial, can't get enough of it. keep the shirt on for now. >> remember last time it came off. >> take a look at this. >> i love it. >> love it. >> i have no shame. no shame in me. >> you're missing one part. something going on there. >> hey, hey, watch yourself. >> i was talking about your forehead. >> i'm shocked. all right. >> well, you're very comfortable being bare-breasted. >> i am. >> what a segue. >> i get warm very often, can just take it a problem. >> it happens. >> natalie was saying, speaking of toplessness, kate middleton, everybody following this? she had a good ruling from a french court today saying that
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they are going to demand the digital copies of the topless sunbathing photo to be taken back. what do you think of all of this? >> nothing you can do. i had a photo that hit the internet with me wearing a bra. shot me in a bra. i was so embarrassed. >> it wasn't like they caught you unaware. >> we put me in a bra. i started to embrace it. you know what? i'm having fun. i can wear a bra. if i wore a bikini i would make that the best looking male bikini of all time. >> you're the original jiggle vision. >> exactly. >> so you think kate should embrace this? >> she has to. the thing is, it's always the thing where they want to knock you down a little bit. >> right. >> you're a big star, whatever, but they want to kind of put you in your place. you know what you have to do? you know what, say i'm going to embrace it. i have breasts. it's okay, you know what i mean? if you're a woman, you got them too. it's all right. >> seems like she embraced the hume of the mom being in the
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solomon islands last week in southeast asia where a lot of women were bare-breasted and in fact handed her a naked statue which is a part of the culture and the art there, and she kind of has a little bit of a smirk going, but you see in this picture here she seems to kind of make the most of the situation. >> compared to what happened with harry. >> she really has nothing to be ashamed of. private villa, sunbathing topless is what they do in europe. whereas harry was naked and playing strip billiards in vegas. >> a gutsy thing to do. >> yeah. >> just want to make you embarrassed. they want you to feel bad. you don't give them that satisfaction. you'll be all right. >> there you go. >> speaking of somebody feeling bad. >> oh, boy. >> this reporter -- we've all been on local stories where you're interviewing a family, and there's a kid, and then watch what happens. it's -- it's not pretty. >> right now, he can't say anything right now, he's saying -- e equals mc squared.
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get that camera off my face. i'll take the cantaloupe. >> oh, no. >> oh, dan, don't make him cry. >> but as a reporter walks away, if you keep -- it gets worse. >> it gets worse. >> because the anchors get in on it, too. you just made that kid cry. >> he gets a little manic. >> yeah. >> the reporter or the kid? >> the reporter. >> the reporter. >> i didn't see the whole video. >> this is why kids are scared of clowns, you know what i mean? >> not calling the reportary clown. >> let me tell you. he started going off crazy, and then come on, man, calm it down. >> look at that face. that face says it all. get out of my face. >> i mean, he gave us some serious side eye. >> and then the anchors jump in. try to kind of -- >> look at this guy. >> and watch. >> look at kid in the background. >> he gets a little wacky here. >> one guy starts losing it. >> you walked away.
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♪ >> i would cry. >> i would cry if a man came up to me like that. >> he seems to be making fun of him. >> he's a kid. leave him alone. >> next topic. >> music talent contest, judges all morning. heard about the new "american idol" junction. new judges announced for "the voice" as well. usher and shakira are going to replace christina aguilera and cee lo green. >> they will take time off to do some other projects. >> i guess adam levine is not taking off. >> at am is there, blake shelton is there. >> i love the fact that they are switching it up, and the truth is, and i say this to everybody, if i had to go on an acting show, i would lose, you know what i mean? if you had to go on whatever show that was about your job, you'd probably lose because when it's all about the voting and it's -- america wants blood. they want to make sure somebody goes and dies and gets out of here, and the whole thing is these judges wouldn't make it
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themselves, even though they are all super great, wonderful, you love them. truth it, put them on a show like that they wouldn't make it. >> but if it's a contest with bouncing pecks. >> i would win. >> they are going. >> biceps, bouncing pecks, muscle music. >> do they go by themselves? >> involuntarily i have muscles that kind of go of course, and i talk to a lot of my muscles. i have to control them. >> they are out of control. >> this is just going to go to a bad place. >> it's already gone to a bad place. >> okay. our next topic of conversation -- >> no, the next topic is bye- e bye-bye. >> they cut the clip and our mike. >> great fun having fun with you, tery. >> stick around. >> i'm here. i am on the "today" show forever. >> all right. >> you're not getting rid of me, ever! >> he's not expendable. >> whoa. >> all right. terry and the biceps are back in a couple minutes. coming up, we'll take a turn
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free in large part because of the very diligent efforts of his family. a homecoming years in the making. >> i'm in america. >> reporter: this past thursday american jason puracal was set free from this nicaraguan prison after nearly two horrifying years behind bars: jason puracal first went to nicaragua as a peace corps volunteer. he joined after graduating from the university of washington. during her sis advice in that country, he fell in love with a local beauty, married and started a family. he settled down selling real estate to a growing number of americans who see this picturesque seaside village as the perfect place to retire. in november 2010, jason's peaceful life was torn apart when police stormed his remax office. his mother was there visiting when her son was taken into custody. >> i was thinking that this is all some strange mistake, and things would be over pretty soon. >> reporter: instead, jason was
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held in prison for nine months, then charged and convicted, ultimately sentenced to 22 years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering. jason's wife scarlet. >> i know 100% that jason is innocent. >> there are no drugs in this case. >> reporter: jason's family back home launched a full-time campaign to win his freedom. they received support from a wide range of current and former u.s. officials, including tom cash, the former miami station chief for the drug enforcement administration. >> i say that there's a lot of major drug traffickers in nicaragua, and there's a lot of major drug traffickers in central america, but jason puracal is certainly not one of them. >> thank you, everyone, for praying for me. >> reporter: nicaraguan justice system eventually agreed with an appeals court overturning jason's sentence and setting him free. before he left the country, jason insisted on stopping off to say good-bye to old friends who had stood by him.
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and then as he was leaving nicaragua and crossing the border into honduras, he began to take pleasure in things that only a man who had lost and regained his freedom could truly appreciate. >> have you ever seen such a beautiful traffic jam? this is a wonderful traffic jam. >> enjoying a traffic jam. jason puracal physically free, experts say fully understanding that he's mentally free. that will take some time. natalie. >> kerry sanders, thanks so much. jason puracal is here, along with his sister janice who fought so hard to save him. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good to have you here. jason, how are you feeling and has it sunk in you're free? >> i'm feeling wonderful, feeling great. it's overwhelming and, no, it's not sunk in. it's still very surreal. >> tell me what those 22 months in the nicaraguan prison were like. describe the conditions, and how did you keep your hopes up? >> it was the most horrific
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experience i've ever had to deal with. there were days when i didn't think it was going to end. just thinking of my son, he kept my hopes alive. kept my spirits alive. >> and i know it was a really hard time for your son as well, and can you tell me how that reunion was with him? >> it was overwhelming joy to have him in my arms again. it's been hard to let him -- put him down these last 24 hours, so -- >> yeah, i can imagine. i read that you said you slept with him in between you and your wife, and you just didn't want to leave his side. >> that was the first night that i actually got seven hours sleep. my wife and son piled on top of me. >> oh, amazing. janice, as jason has said, you and your family are the reason he is out and free today. what do you think was the key to the success in this case? >> you know, it's really hard to pinpoint one thing that really was the tipping point, that pushed us over the edge. we had a phenomenal team of individuals who were so dedicated to jason, and it was
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people that had known him and people that had never met him, but knew his spirit and knew what an incredible injustice this was, and they were willing to fight for him for two years. >> tell me what that moment was like when you got the phone call, when you found out that your brother would finally be set free. >> jason's defense attorney called me from nicaragua. he doesn't speak english, and he was telling me that the ruling would be free and when the family figured it out i was screaming and yelling. everyone was so excited. >> a long two years for all of you. i mean, how much has this changed you, jason? >> definitely affected me, but i went to nicaragua to do sustainable development, and i plan to go back to school to the university of washington. they have a degree in sustainable urban development. >> do you want to go back to nicaragua some day? do you feel like what happened to you was such an injustice would keep you away from a
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country you love so much? you even mayor aid local. >> yes. my son was born there and nicaragua will always have a place to my heart. i hope to go back there one day to finish the sustainable projects that i started. >> do you ever understand? do you know why this happened to you? have you tried to figure out what it was that made them have this case against you which turned out to be a complete bogus case in the end? >> that's a question i've been asking myself every day for -- for almost two years, and i probably will never know the answer of why they invented such horrible lies about me, but right now i just want to focus on my family and moving forward, so -- >> it's great to have you back, and so glad that you're able to spend time with your family. enjoy this time. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> jason puracal and janice, thanks. and we'll be back right after these messages. serve the world's best-tasting chicken. t-minus 10... that's why our whole chicken is delivered fresh. 9...8... and prepared fresh by real cooks 7... t-5. all systems go. 4... with kfc's world famous secret recipes. preparation complete... 3...
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good tuesday morning. 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a peaceful end to the occupy protest in san francisco this morning. protesters taking to heart and taking down their tents when asked. about 75 marchers from yesterday's one-year celebration occupied the plaza last night put up about eight tents. police told them to take the tents down by 6:00 and occupiers listened. police officers were on hand just in case. most have gone home, but a few are still at the plaza to make sure the tents do not go back up. occupiers will be allowed to stay at the park today because it is a public space. they have to leave when the park closes today. dualing meetings today at
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city council. they will talk about what is wrong over the uptick in violence. fuelling the trouble, police chief chris moore announces he is leaving. he says he is disappointed by the state of the police department and of the city cuts kept him from getting things done. quick break and we will look at weather and traffic. [ female announcer ] this is the story of eves. [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up.
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it has been slow all morning. an earlier accident has cleared at fremont boulevard. slow south toward mission. slow starts in san leandro. more slowing heading toward the bay bridge, but 580 has cleared of two accidents off to the shoulder. they have to clear up because of the volume to the bay bridge. laura, back to you. thank you. thank you for joining us. another local news update coming up in a half hour. have a great tuesday morning.
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it's the here of the rancics and it really has turned out to be that way. >> so we are finally having a baby. >> finally. >> after years of trying. >> that was bill and giuliana rancic announcing back in april after coping with infertility and a breast cancer diagnosis, they were expecting their first child with the help of a gestational surrogate. now baby edward duke is here, bon just a few weeks ago, and giuliana will be here to share all her experiences as a first-time mom tomorrow on "today." we can't wait to hear all about and see her again. i'm natalie morales along with al roker and our special guest terry cruz sticking around. you'll help al cook coming up in a little bit. >> terry cruz can cook. >> oh, yeah. i can eat, too. >> i bet you can. >> there you go. >> also got a real estate
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reality check coming up. >> that's right. if you're not sure how far your cash will go we'll show you great open houses from a traditional southern home to a mountain vista, all for $400,000 or less. >> got to be willing to move. >> yeah. >> report. the things we love. ivillage is out with the best of the best. the top picks on everything from fashion to the kitchen. >> and speaking of the kitchen don't hide the veggies to get your kids from eating healthy. your daughter is here, terry. did you have trouble getting her to eat the vegetables? >> yeah. because i wouldn't eat them. >> you eat them now? >> i eat them now. that's the thing. you got to eat them now. >> first al has a check on the weather for us. >> first of all for today, we do have a risk of strong storms from the southeast all the way up into new england with heavy rain, winds, the possibility of tornadoes. the west of the country is looking actually pretty decent. we've got a few showers in the central great lakes with cooler, windier conditions.
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for tomorrow, leftover showers in florida and the southeastern atlantic states and great lakes. sunny and hot in the southwest. nice and mild in the pacific northwest, and plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s. that around san jose, we still have low clouds and hazy sunshine will break through the santa clara valley in the next hour. with the strong sea breeze, temperatures are running cool. lunchtime still in the low 70s inland. warmest places today are livermore at 79 degrees. 60s in san francisco. oakland, temperatures are mild through thursday. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you. we're joined by one of the newest members of the nbc family john cho who is on the new comedy "go on" starting matthew perry. well, john, good morning. >> nice to meet you. >> welcome to the family, and what's it like being on the show
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"go on." you play matthew perry's boss who is really concerned about his sanity after he lost his wife. >> yeah. it's a really good time. i'm really enjoying working with matthew perry who is my comedy hero. so it's been fantastic. he was joey on friends. are you aware of that? >> i don't think so. >> chandler. >> chandler, right, whatever. >> close. >> clearly a hero of yours. >> no, it's great. i've stolen so much from him over the years that sometimes i feel like i'm doing him to him on the set. >> wow. >> got to be a little freaky. >> a little fun. it's a little weird, a little weird. >> like a bromance that you have. >> his, yeah. my character steven is a very caring fellow and he's his best friend and boss, and he mandates that he has to go to grief therapy to deal with his wife's passing. and natural ly hilarity ensues.
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>> there's the pathos of this man losing the love of his life and dealing with it and finding the comedy in it. >> i feel that's the beauty of it. funny comes from real circumstances, and, you know, most people deal with grief in awkward ways, and that can be funny. at least sitting on your couch watchi watching. >> laugh all the time. >> the sad thing is -- >> scary. >> tyler james on the show. >> you guys have like six degrees here. >> it's weird and we have the same build. >> can you do that too, john. >> move down. it's unbelievable. >> he can pop a peck.
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>> pop your peck like tery. >> "star trek 2" coming soon. >> yes, i believe next year. >> the plot involves snakes. >> on a plen. >> another movie. >> another movie. >> blows up at the end, big explosion. >> different movie, different movie. >> al. >> oh, go on. >> that's funny. >> so what he did america. >> he's funny, and can you catch him on "go on" tonight at 9:00,al central right here on nbc. >> coming up next, in today's real estate, what do you get for $400,000 or less? right after these messages. [ female announcer ] style is long lasting when hair is nourished
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cedar-sided home was a vaulted ceiling and fireplace. built-ins, lots of windows. the eat-in kitchen is clean as a whistle with white cabinets, oak floors and solid surface counters and butts right into the sunny dining room with marble floors. spacious master bedroom conveniently located on the main floor. the house is set on the sixth green of a golf and country club and the backyard is absolutely perfect. the patio looks on pond, fountains and the yard is landscaped. >> dickinson, texas, a lovely five-bedroom home and this town is the best kept secret of the gulf coast. >> you know why it's undervalued, al, everyone there is friendly, houses inexpensive and very close to the water so why people are having to discover this i don't know. it's smack dab between houston and galveston, easy to get to. it's got 4,000 square feet, this house, on an acre of land. all southern and traditional on the inside, but, bam, when you look inside you would swear
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you're in a different house. surprisingly modern, snazzy kitchen with granite and marble counters, not an inch of southern style in that kitchen and travertine floor, recessed lighting and there's a casual octag octagon-shaped dining area that's kind of weird. feel like i should have my tarot cards. >> hard to sell a house when it's traditional on the outside and so modern inside? >> a lot of people have a hard time gelling the both. this house has done so well on the outside and inside, i don't think it gets in the way. also a pool room that every guy is going to like with dark wood walls and fancy dancy lighting and a wet bar to boot. a great house for 370,000. no trouble selling this one. >> then to pacos, new mexico. this house is full of traditional southwestern details that everybody out there loves,
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like the beamed ceilings throughout. the kitchen has hand-carved custom cabinetry and the living room with the mexican tile floor from that area and a hand-carved wood-burning fireplace. there's another fireplace and flagstone floor in the sunroom. the home sits on a rise overlooking the rolling green lawn and best of all, the back deck is on the pecos, always mispronounce it, i practiced five times and still don't have it. incredible mountain vistas on the pecos river valley. >> your daughter katie could -- can you say pecos, katie? >> pecos. there you go, that's my girl. >> all right. that's embarrassing. i'm not going home today. >> you better because katie's got to get home. barbara corcoran, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> coming up next, ivillage
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we're back now with ivillage's second annual stuff we love awards. the go-to list of the top products from jeeps to toys. ivillage chief correspondent kelly wallace has the best picks and terry will stick around to help us out with this segment as well. >> yes, yes. >> first talking about jessica simpson's guest editor. readers requested her. >> we had michelle obama in august which was amazing and who else would you like to hear from? jessica simpson tops the list. talking about how she's trying to lose the baby weight. getting very personal about her relationship, including with her fiance eric johnson and today it's all about style. style icons, her mother. also says bridget bardot. whenever she goes out to the red
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carpet, looks at some old photos and tries to match her look so it's really exciting. >> let's get to the stuff we love and terry loves it as well. tell us how these were chosen by the winners starting off with jeans, and they love levis. >> levis curve i.d., everyone has difficulty finding the screens that work for your body. >> it's hard. >> here you can go online or in the store. you identify your shape, answering questions such as how curvy is your seat, and then -- >> this one are you pear-shaped or apple-shaped? >> i know. you're supposed to come up with one of four styles that will work for you. one of our editors in fact said she broke up with her muffin top after these jeans and doesn't miss her. >> good. >> we can all relate. >> all right. >> next up from the drug store beauty products, the winning choice here was this lip balm by neutrogena. >> exactly. so many lip balms so heavy. more lipstick, less balm. this one is really light, great color, really smooth and also has spf 20 so good protection.
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>> terry, you like that one. >> i have four daughters. got to have it in my pocket ready. >> next, moisturizing, the miracle workers, st. ives is the winner. >> one of the contributors said she broke her addiction to the high-priced exfollowient scrubs that used to send her into sticker shock every time she bought them. just as goods. 1/109 price, $4.99 for 60 pads. >> perfect. there you go. >> i'm stealing that for my wife, stealing it. that's mine. >> you can take it all, including the jeans. next an app that people love. don't you hate getting inundated by catalogs? >> 52 million trees cut down every year to send out 19 billion catalogs every year, so many of them at my house. >> all at mine christmastime, forget it. >> you get this app and it takes all your brands to you. window shop online. more than 250 catalogs, 155 brands. you're taking a look there now.
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west elm, nieman marcus. >> get it at itunes. >> every mom knows this toy because this was a life saver, was in my house as well. one that all your readers love. >> you can have your little one creating mozart compositions, right, and one of our contributors said there's so much screeching, annoying toys, this one literally music to her ears. the mozart magic cubes. >> for my grand baby. >> you have a grand baby. >> yes. >> and finally. >> what is this? >> i don't even want to know. >> it sounds gross, but any mom with a little baby and a clogged nose knows it's so difficult to clear that nose. it's called the nose freezer. put it at the baby's nostril and suck the mucous out. >> yeah, that's what i love. >> there's a filter. don't worry. >> it's not going to come in. >> a kid's nose doesn't stop running until their 14. i have five kids, run all the time. >> i don't know if you can use
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it on your 14-year-old. >> good luck trying. >> kelly wallace, thank you. we should note ivillage is part of nbc universal. for more on these products, our website >> coming up, meals your kids will devour, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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they are great for them. red beet white bean hummus. a whole beet, garlic, skin on, and what we're going to do is make a fun packet. make a mom's life easier. >> and a dad's. >> of course. >> ask the kids to cook so you don't have to. >> exactly. >> so we'll bake this for 45 minutes. when it's all done, it's going to -- you're going to open it up and see, watch this. here is the trick. you have your roasted beet, no one wants to get their hand dirty, and we're going to peel the skin off. just comes right off with this, pulling the skin off. already got one in here, and what we're going to do is got the beet. i'm going to ask you, you put in the white beans. got to get you involved. >> a little hummus thing happening. >> this is a roasted garlic so it's going to mellow out the flavor of this. >> we've got some salt and lemon juice, olive oil. >> i love hummus, by the way.
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it reminds me of that. >> this is colorful. >> this is colorful. that's the point. we want the kids to see like the beautiful bright colors. they are really exciting. >> and you pulse is and we end up with something like that. >> fresh veggies. >> that's good. >> little girl's birthday party. >> can i dry try that one? >> not that you're a little girl at a birthday party. >> serve it with chip, veggies. >> that's good. >> okay. now these are veggie nuggets. so everyone was e-mailing me saying my kids, all they want are nuggets. >> right. >> this recipe is going to save you $20 on the boxes ones you buy in the frozen food section. >> and they are good for them. >> all nuggets and crunchy on the outside so what i've got here is i steamed pateos 15 minutes with some carrots, added broccoli in for another five minutes, and now it's all steamed in here, in the food processor i added some corn.
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pulse this up. >> oh, i got, it i got it. >> actually getting a little short here. >> you've got all that together and you -- >> you're going to mix this with this, and you're going to add some garlic, some onion powder, some salt. you're going to press it on to a sheet tray, about half an inch thick, and, again, put the muscles to work. >> there we go. >> cut some shapes. >> and then in the interest of time. >> this is frozen. >> i think i pulled a muss. oh, my god. i'm injured! i'm kidding. >> so you put them on -- >> freeze it so you can cut it. >> a little egg wash, more breadcrumbs. >> baked two minutes on each side and another thing. >> looks good. >> freeze them. >> yes. >> i am big on the freezer. >> thank you so much.
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the time is 9:56. good morning. i'm jon kelley. an east bay firefighter in the hospital this morning injured on scene of an early-morning fire. the two--alarm fire at tequila
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grill. firefighters knocked this fire down within 45 minutes. they think this one started in the dumpster behind the building, but it could take days to confirm the cause. we could find out today when the two men accused much beating bryan stow could go to trial. they will be in a courtroom today for the pre-trial proceedings. back in june, a judge ruled there is enough evidence to try both men on assault and mayhem charges. they are accused of attacking bryan stow back in march of 2011. both pleading not guilty. stow remains in a rehab facility. time for a quick check on the tuesday forecast with rob mayeda. >> we are still waiting for the low clouds to break up inland and across the bay. in san jose, a warm up.
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temperatures in the mid-70s in the santa clara valley. staying cool in san francisco and oakland. not much change through thursday. a bit warmer on friday. mike. peninsula is starting to clear up nicely. slow in palo alto and san mateo. there is 101. looking at south bay. the rout e is clearing up well. west 237, an accident still in the lanes causing a back up. some folks heading down to montague for that. still with the back up and a stall on the upper deck. it isis clearing out. jon. we're back in a half hour.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a from rockefeller plaza. big show today. we hear from justin bieber's mom. >> she gets a serenade from her son. >> she does, she does. >> penny marshall is here. she's going to tell us about her upbringing, what was crazy! her book is entitled "my mom was nuts." >> but so is she. it will be good. it's going to be really good. >> love her. love her. i want to personally thank everybody for your best wishes
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yesterday and for al and matt at the box office yesterday. >> i was surprised when they walked out with their tickets. >> i was blown away by that. i want to thank all our facebook fans, because your wishes mean the world to me. thanks, everybody. get where sarah is today? >> where? >> why are you drinking that when you spent your whole evening debached on some rooftop drinking cucumber martinis. >> afs the peninsula hotel with high school friends. a cucumber martin any is so good. that's the group of us. we had fun, and now i'm feeling it. this is a peach one -- or pears. let's talk about. >> sarah is at ohio state. we have on our big competition about which college has the best spirit, and so she's been -- yesterday she was at syracuse. today she is in columbus, ohio. >> these are the six finalists,
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and sarah will make her way to every college campus. hey. >> hi, guys. the ohio state campus, and walt until you see what the buckeye nation has for you guys. >> wow. >> everywhere! >> okay. >> okay, sarah. >> let's check it out for a minute. okay. now, ohio state. not only are they celebrating the fact we may be coming to their school, and they're celebrating sarah's birthday. >> happy birthday, sarah. she can't hear us. she's already dancing and crazy. >> we're excited. we're going to go back and check in with sarah. i'm kind into this school. i'm kind of into what's happening here. >> of course you are. you're still on last night's martinis. >> we're going to check back in
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in a few minutes. have fun. >> just when we thought it couldn't get more interesting for the future queen of england. she visited the solomon islands, and -- >> look at the headline in the post. it's so funny. >> all a titter. all these native ladies were completely topless. >> no, nothing happening here. >> some jewelry. >> some thin jewelry. >> anyway. >> look the at william. he's like where am i looking? don't know what to do. >> they were bare-breasted, 30 women bare-breasted danced for them. >> that means 60 of them. >> anyway, i'm not very good at math, but that i can figure out. where do you look? where do you look? >> i don't know, i don't know. kate's probably thinking this is probably not a great moment. >> it's a wonderful thing to happen, because it -- >> what? >> it puts it in sort of
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perspective. that's the most, natural common thing in the world in the solomon islands. breasts are natural except for those who don't have natural ones, which you know what i'm saying? >> yes, i do. >> all right. >> so anyhoo, so yesterday i was on my couch in the afternoon at 3:00 where i tend to be. i turned on dr. phil, and dena lohan was on. i don't know if you saw this interview, but i've never seen anything like this interview. >> i heard about it. >> she wanted to talk about her herself and explain herself and that was sort of the premise. it was hard to understand if she was in an all ttered state or w was going on. she seemed completely out of it during some of it. >> surely dr. phil addressed that, didn't he? >> he was very serious. he kept asking her questions, and she kept stumbling and bumbling and it was very awkward. here's a little bit of this kind of slurring and fumbling. >> i'll sit closer so we're
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friends. nice shoes. i like them, by the way. >> yeah. we're not here to talk about my shoes. >> am i the us toughest guest you've had. can we pound this? >> no. >> no. okay. >> you said i want people to know me, and what you have done is distinguished yourself in the negative. you have come on here and been phony and inauthentic with these deflections and dodges, and that doesn't help. that doesn't help. >> the truth will prevail. >> oh, my gosh. >> that was so -- it was really cringy to watch. >> she flips the bird to the audience. >> the camera crew that was there. they were in a studio thing. at one point dr. phil rolled all the arrests and things lindsay has had over the years. she was saying when that happened when she was in new york talking about different laws and things. he was like you're missing the point. it seemed as if everything was missed on that interview. >> what she did is made the
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point of why it's so clear why lindsay has her problems. >> okay. >> her mother has the same problems. >> right, right. shut we take this out? >> we had to put that in for sarah. >> if god intended something in your ear, we would have been born with it. i do not like these. >> so much better about it. a guy we are crazy about -- >> yeah, we're used to lindsay, but we're sorry each time. this is shaun white. >> this doesn't look like shaun white. >> he's the snowboarder from the olympics. >> two gold medals. now a mug shot to go with it. >> he was at the summer games, and we were at the pool. he was standing next to us while michael phelps was swimming, and all the girls wanted their picture taken with shaun. i took so much extra time. he's so loving. they call him the flying tomato. the flying tomato was intoxicated. he pulled a fire alarm at a hotel in nashville allegedly, and then he allegedly ran way
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and then someone allegedly tried to pull him out of the taxi. >> then he allegedly kicked the guy. >> something allegedly happened. we do know that he has the black eye, so anyway, the officers who came to the situation said that he appeared to be extremely intoxicated, smelled strongly of alcohol. welcome to the fourth hour. just kidding. shaun was charged with vandalism and public intoxication, released. i wonder how he's feeling today? >> probably crummy. he's a good guy that screwed up if it allegedly happened. >> you can have one, right? >> everyone gets their one. okay. now, "the voice." today we're not talking about all the different acts. there's going to be a swap out of judges. shakira is supposedly going to swap out with christina aguilera. remember this song? ♪
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>> here it is. go, go. >> that was the best part. >> we were peaking right there, and then we went out. >> nobody goes to class anymore. have you noticed? nobody is actually in school studying anything. >> no. we're dancing. this is a spiced pear martini. >> from the chandler hotel in newport, rhode island, and it got here all on its own somehow. it has pear vodka and fresh leem mon juice and a little cinnamon. >> behind every great man is a great woman. >> justin bieber's road to superstardom began with his mom. i spoke with them both, and that's right after this. [ male announcer ] inside the v8 taste lab. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. there's a pop. wahlalalalallala! pepper, but not pepper,
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with tens of millions of twitter and facebook fans and sold-out concerts around the world and he's just 18 years old. >> when his mother was 18 she was giving birth to him. the journey has been long and hard but well worth it as she writes in her new memoir, "nowhere but up." i spent time with them to talk about the book and their very special relationship. >> patty is watching her son at work. most people, their babies fly a little bit and go to college, fly a little bit and get a job. yours goes around the world as one of the biggest pop stars ever. big as in nearly 28 million twitter followers and three studio albums all platinum, a new world tour and he's only 18. when you think about the fact that justin is now the exact
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same age that you were when you had him, does that blow your mind? >> it does. i mean, i can't picture him raising a child right now. >> please, god. >> he is a child. >> but you were, too. >> i didn't feel like i was, but seeing him, i clearly was. yeah, i had to grow up pretty fast. >> by the time patty gave birth to justin, she had lived a very difficult life. patty says her troubles date back to her childhood. as early as age 4, patty says she was sexually abused. >> so many young people that are abused sexually, it just becomes something that they're familiar with and something that they're almost attracted to, because their purity is taken at such a young age. >> patty's life it turns out would become even more difficult. by the time she was 14, she says she was into drugs and alcohol. by 15 she says she lost her virginity. by 17 patty had reached her
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breaking point. >> i was full of shame. i learned it's normal and natural for anybody who has been through sexual abuse it to carry that shame and that blame and feel like there's something wrong with you. so i definitely carried that. >> you carry that to the extent that you curled yourself into a oncoming truck to kill yourself. >> it was a combination of built up over the years of the abuse and the pain. at the time i was messed up with all the drugs and the alcohol. i was in a depression. >> during that time patty says with the help of a friend she found god, and after leaving the hospital felt like a new person, aat lea at lease for six months. >> then i started to hang out with some of my old friends and doing the old stuff. next thing you know, i'm pregnant. >> jeremy bieber and patty had an on again and off again
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relationship. >> both of us came from broken homes, so we did the best we could with our relationship. it was definitely very rocky. >> you couldn't believe it, you said, when the doctor said that you were pregnant. >> no. >> you made the nurse give you a second test? >> yes. i didn't believe it. >> a lot of people encouraged you to abort the baby. >> i just knew i couldn't. i just knew i couldn't. i knew i had to keep him. >> on march 1st, 1994, patty gave birth to a 7 pound 14 ounce baby boy. while she called the baby throughout the pregnancy, once he was born she named him justin. tell me what it was like when you first heard justin cry. >> i know this sounds crazy, but it sounded like he was singing. >> what was it? was it my music or -- >> it was like aha, aha. i was like, oh, my gosh, it is so precious and amazing. i just want to squeeze him. >> what happened when jeremy came to see him? >> jeremy couldn't stop staring
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at him. he would stare for hours and hours and hours. he fell in love with him right away. >> they never married and ultimately ended their relationship for good. still, patty says jeremy is a different person today. >> we're friends and get along, and i love the dad that he is to justin today. >> young justin showed his musical talent at an early age and before long was performing on the streets of his native canada. then when i was 12 justin entered a local singing competition call competition. ♪ what you got baby i got it >> patty started to post performances in youtube so his grandmother who lived in another part of canada could keep up with her grandson. that's when it all began. >> that's what it began. >> scooter braun living in atlanta saw justin's videos on youtube and was relentless trying to get in touch with
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patty. when he did, though, patty was still hesitant. >> you hear all these horror stories in the industry, and the teenagers and how crazy they can go. i just had to come to terms with the fact whether he's in high school at home or in the industry, there's those same fears. here, i mean, i know who is around him and i know who the security guards are and i know who the management is. everybody is very protective of him and very careful. >> as busy and demanding as his schedule may be, justin finds time for his mom. he contributed to the new memoir. you wrote the forward for her book. she's the strongest woman you know. what else is she? >> she's a friend and someone i can talk to and a good role model, and i want to grow up and have just a heart that my mom has. she has such a big heart. >> it seems justin also has a big heart. for patty's birthday this year he wrote his mom a song and later released it for mother's
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day. can you sing one line of it for us. ♪ when you're lost and you're tired ♪ ♪ when you're broken in two ♪ let my love take you higher ♪ and i still turn to you >> that's beautiful. thank you. >> oh, my god. you could cry listening to him sing to his mom. >> cody would never sing to me. it's a sweet relationship that they have. patty will be here with us tomorrow. >> i can't wait to meet her. >> you're going to love her. this is such a journey she's been on, and she so hopes that when young girls who are justin's fans read this book, it will give them hope. >> even the moms of sof justin's fans will give them hope. >> an awful lot of people in her same position. she was the at the dream center in los angeles. i'll tell you a story later.
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university of tennessee, brandeis university and the university of south florida tampa and creighton university. >> you have to vote for your favorite school. we took you to syracuse on sunday. right now the sarah hughes is at the buckeye campus at ohio state. >> i didn't hear your birthday wish earlier. i appreciate it. we have got some crazy energy going on here. first up, i'm going to talk to you about why should they come to your show? >> it's obvious after what you've seen in the past hour or so. we have the best fans in the land and the best band in the land. they can spell out ohio on the football field and can probably spell out your name, too. time to come to buckeye nation. >> kathie lee would go into the goal line. we'd have to go with hoda.
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>> we could do it. >> why should we come to the ohio state? >> the ohio state, ladies we want to see you kick off those stilettos and throw on buckeye pride. we will deck you out in scarlet and gray. hoda we'll give you a good hair today, because we know the true way it to your heart. >> check out the sign over here. what's your name? >> alex. >> alex has clearly seen the show before. what inspired you to make this sign? >> we know you have love wine, and we have bar here open all day to get whatever you want. >> we're going to prison. we're going to -- >> do you study a lot? >> we want to point out that the drinking age is 21. no one can drink with us until they're 21. >> all right, kids. you guys are adorabldorable. we'll check back with you. a penny for her thoughts. the great penny marshall will talk to you about life, love and
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coins. her cousin died in this home in june. he had $200 in his bank account, but hidden in his home, he had rolls of gold coins worth $7 million. the woman is the man's only living relative and he has no will. officials say she will inherit the coins. we will look at the forecast and roads after the break.
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starting to see the sun break through. you see the flag and the sea breeze going. starting to break out in the inland areas. the sea breeze keeps temperatures cooler. 60s and 70s for the bay area. cooling for the giants game. bundle up. we will see cool temperatures. mild weather for the middle part of the week. all right. we are looking at the toll plaza. moving better. the approach is not bad. the maps here show the incline which is slow. the east shore freeway is moving smoothly. down to the south bay, everything is clearing up. 880, approaching the expressway, it is slow after the earlier accident cleared from 237. there is the peninsula side. marla, back to you. mike, thank you. coming up at 11:00, the new rules in place to bring changes to some local hospitals. we'll have all of the details there and top stories in 30
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minutes. back now with more of "today" on this booze day tuesday. sara is partying it up at the home of the buckeyes. we'll get to you in a moment, my darling. the ohio state university in columbus, one of the six finalists in the college challenge. >> go to to vote for the school you'd like to see us go to for the live show. syracuse university, university of tennessee, brandeis university, university of south florida and creighton. >> they look like they're having a lot of fun out there. one woman who always seems to be having fun is with us today. hide the children, the very talent eed penny marshall. >> her new memoir is called "my mother was nuts." >> let's look at highlights from her life and career. >> one, two, three, four.
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>> penny marshall became a household name in 1976 playing laverne defazio in the country's top-rated sitcom, "laverne and shirley" about two friends that worked in a milwaukee brewery. after seven years of performing mad cap sketches with her co-star cindy williams, marshall turned to directing earning her place among the hollywood elite with "big" that starred tom hanks and grossed over $100 million, as did the 1992 film "a league of their own" about an all-american girls professional baseball league in the 1940s. a high profile marriage to actor and director rob reiner, a romance with singer/songwriter art garfunkel and stories about her life both in hollywood and as a child growing up in the bronx are part of her newly released memoir, "my mother was
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nuts." what a title, huh? it's true. >> great to have you, penny. >> thanks for having me. >> how are you feeling? everybody thinks you -- >> don't knock it. >> i'm fine. i've been fine. i go once a year. i dodged a big bullet. all these people that are saying, they call the rags and stuff like this [ bleep ]. >> too late. sorry. >> you got that from carrie fisher, didn't you? >> yeah, and everyone else. carrie has -- >> what a mouth. >> well, we talk that way. what else is there to do? >> why did you decide now was the time to put all this down to paper? >> my brother did his second book, right? so i thought, well, since they think i'm dying i might as well do something. i thought i'd write the thing, you know. >> you're not currently looking to keep directing and that sort of thing? >> yes. but, i mean, they only do certain kind of movies which are -- which are not movies i do.
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>> right. >> i like a story. >> an interesting dialogue and great characters we care about. >> yes. >> imagine that. >> not vampires. on television i do some. you know, i don't -- there's so many channels, i don't know when the seasons are. >> what do you watch? what's your go-to shows you enjoy watching on tv? >> comedy-wise? ""modern family" and the big bang theory, and that's multicamera. i like multicamera better than i like camera. >> you tell the story of your life in this thing. >> yeah. >> i think your husband was on "laverne and shirley." >> he probably was. >> we were thinking of moving to burbank. we all moved to california for some crazy reason. with the football players. >> i have to ask him about that. yeah. >> do you still keep in touch with shirley? >> yes, she's here actually. not in the studio.
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she's coming up tonight, i think. she's rehearsing a play. and she needs to learn some tap steps. i'm off tonight. you can come up. i'll teach you. >> you're going to teach her how to tap dance? >> my mother was a tap dancer. >> we should have a camera on that. people would love to see the two you back together. >> she has to bring the script or do some kind of thing to let me know what the step is. >> tell us about the title "my mother was nuts." >> el well, what was your mom like? >> my mother is still alive and totally nuts. >> your mother wasn't crazy at all? >> no, no. >> mine was a little nuts. she was funny. >> she did a good job with the two of you, don't you think? you say in the book -- >> we all got a sense of humor from her. because you had to or else you'd be crying all the time. because she was very sarcastic. but she was very funny, too. >> did she really say you were a miscarriage?
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>> i was a mistake and a miscarriage but i was so stubborn that i held on. >> that's shocking to hear a mother say that. >> when you're young it's certainly shocking. >> did it make you stronger, penny? >> you had to laugh or you'd kill yourself, come on. you go and form a sense of humor. >> this book is full of humor. it's a fun read. >> a million names that you worked with. i didn't know you wanted deniro first for the role of tom. >> tom turned it down and so did every other actor. so it wasn't like that was my first choice. it was that i said, okay, let me go a different way, because there was vice versa, like father, like son. all coming before us. look, bob's in every comedy now. don't tell me he doesn't have a sense of humor. i knew bob for years, so i knew he had a different kind of sense of humor. let him dance on a piano. i'd watch it. >> you brought us so much joy and so many laughs through the years. >> he gave me a validity that
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made tom change his mind, and i'm happy i did it with tom, who was my first choice. >> there you go. you got what you wanted. >> we encourage you to read "my mother was nuts." it's a lot of fun. >> we're glad you're feeling great. >> you mentioned syracuse having a thing -- the women from league are having a reunion. it's going to the 20th anniversary of the movie. >> "a league of their own." >> oh, wow. >> they're putting it on blu-ray. they're having a reunion in cooperstown. >> there you go. thank you, penny. all the best. >> hi, to the women. i'm sorry i can't come to syracuse. >> she's very busy. we are, too. we're going to be clearing the gutter -- the clutter from your garage. not the gutter. the clutter. i don't see so well anymore. >> george fans over there waiting for us. >> allegedly. he's over there w us. >> allegedly. oh, you don't need it anymore. i don't? no. we got a better way. [ male announcer ] scrubbing bubbles fresh brush gets it clean with a heavy-duty disposable pad. and toilet cleaning gel keeps it clean
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installment of getting organized. >> you know where your car is supposed to be. here to get you in gear is the host of george to the rescue. >> i'm here. >> you've probably seen the worst garage disaster imaginable, i imagine? >> yes, it's imaginable i have seen awful garages. very unorganized, cluttered. you name it, i've seen it. >> bikes and cars and tools and all kinds of junk. >> it's not just the stuff you use on a daily basis or a weekly basis, it's also this stuff that you use seasonally. your fall jackets, your christmas decorations, what have you. then it's the stump -- your dumping ground stuff. your kids are in high school but you have car seats. they might have grandkids someday. get rid of that stuff. the bike with training wheels. >> you're revved up. >> you're on fire. >> a lot of coffee in the green room. >> tell us about the hoisted bicycle. >> first thing get everything off the ground. this one obviously is put up to
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some stage grid, but you literally pull on the pulley, and you can look at more and get it up to level. getting the bike off the ground, because the most important thing is to keep your garage floor clutter free because you want to make sure there's nowhere for pests to nest. they get behind the boxes, the spare tires, nothing you want to deal with. >> things you can trip over. >> exactly. keeps it clean and if there's ever any water, you want to make sure it doesn't get into boxes and everything on the ground. >> you say get everything out of the garage and start to sort throughout them. >> three piles. this is what i use all the time. this is my lawn mower and weed whacker and what i use. then the stuff you use for -- everyone is laughing. >> weed whacker. >> weed whacker. >> we like to see it. >> obviously, the seasonal stuff. everything here came from on rack, and you want to have
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cabinetry. >> oh, my god. >> nobody lives in this house. >> it's so neat. >> you keep all of your stuff that you don't want your kids getting into, your cleaning supplies, keep them hidden ngsd cabinets. a great system is this grid system, this rack system. the nice thing is you can move these little hooks however you want. stuff your kids get into. their helmets and gloves and stuff is right there and accessible. >> teach them to throw it there. >> just leave it there. >> they're never looking for something, hoda. >> everything is in its place, and you're good to go. >> obviously, the stuff you don't want to get into -- >> what's going on here. we have 30 seconds. >> 30 seconds i can do this. it's nice to have a moving rack and big storage rack. i'm a muj advocate and it takes a step out of the equation. christmas decorations and balls. you cansharpie and write
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it on there. >> that was george to the rescue. >> kids. >> he's back, baby. we're talking about leather. >> we'll show you how to rock the latest trends with bobbi thomas right after this. >> thank you, george. think twice. it may be a sign that your digestive system could be working better. listen to this. with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, causing discomfort. but activia has been shown in clinical studies to help with slow intestinal transit when consumed 3 times per day. 7 out of 10 doctors recommend activia. and the great taste is recommended by me! ♪ activia fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes.
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back now on tuesday's trends and leather is not for bad girls like toad hoda anymore. >> it's showing the softer side. today's style editor and bobb is showing you how to pull off the latest style. >> leather has to come a long way. you used to rock the leather in the day. we have a little video. >> oh. i'd kill to look like that again. that will never happen. >> i wish i could have gotten all the pictures christine was trying to find. you had a red leather suit. >> look at those pants you're wearing. >> hoda, don't be so shocked.
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>> i can't get one leg in these pants now. >> love never fails. >> there you are. >> that was because megan made me wear it. >> this is a color dress, and leather is now available in p t plether. this is faux leather. >> it's very light. >> plether stretches and it's light and more aaffordable and celebrities are rocking every color. jessica chastain was in a gorgeous blue dress and michelle williams. >> we have keisha and maggie starting things. i heard a rumor that keisha and maggie are here. >> our "1st loofirst look i wano off the color trends. i want to tackle concerns where ladies say, this is a trend. where can i wear it? you can wear it to work. both have skirted on from the limited that are in the 50, $60 range. if you get in a color that's sophisticated, it takes the edge
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off. you don't think biker and it's sophisticated and a really great look for work at the office. >> you add to the leather makes it softer and more feminine. >> this is a little dressy, but that's the soft sweater and classic pump. it gives the leather some refinement. play around with tones. i add add a scarf to give more femininity and it's not so hard. >> thank you, ladies. >> a lot of people think leather makes them look boxy and it's con stricting. >> sometimes the leather shift dress can be a problem, but marina has a top on from zara. i love all the panels today, if she turned around, the back of her shirt is knit on so it stretches. a lot of faux leather pieces today have accents on it. you can get the look but don't give up the shape. >> that has to be dry-cleaned, right? >> plether is great.
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you can go out in the rain. it's the perfect day to wear it. >> hoda won't because of her hair. >> some say they're too old for leather and you say that's not the case. >> we have may and julie. >> look at these ladies. >> you can wear leather at any age. it's the instant way to give you a modern, youthful update. i love the panelled dress from new york & company. julie has a pair of leather pants from mango. you can wear a longer tunic if she wants. the back is not shiny but matte. the leather pants you had on were tough to pull off. these are much more flattering because they draw your eye in where you want and flattering in the back. >> thanks, ladies. >> for more information on the trend visit thanks, ladies. getting your home sold by talking about curb appeal. first, this is today on nbc.
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you know the saying you never get a second chance to make a first impression. that's why curb appeal is so important when selling your home. >> spending some money up front on small cosmetic changes pay off big-time in the long run. barbara is here with ways to make your home the best one on the block. cosmetic changes can make a big difference. >> they make the difference between selling a home and not. >> let's talk about the first house in new york. this house has a lot of room for improvement. >> the problem with this house is it's a huge, white house, and the doors are too small, the windows are too shawl. they get replaced. you have to the paint the shutter slate gray to match the roof and enlarge the four windows and enlarge the lawn on the right so it's neatened up
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and it's important because it looks like a house well proportioned. >> let's go to another house by the water. what do you think we could do here to this one. >> this is an easy fix-up. >> it's a pretty house. >> i would pressure wash that dock side on the front and rent that for $75 a day and exdend the front steps to line up with the arch. paint the existing steps white to match and add shutters to the downstairs windows which gives it more importance and add two potted bushes and for 1100 and 1500 a month that house is greatly improved by 10%. >> that does look great. a little improvement. >> take us to bolton, massachusetts th massachusetts. the home is well cared for. >> this is a quick fix. it's a mansion, and it can't sport those sweet blue shutters. just paint the shutters and trim and front door black. it costs $750, and all of a
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sudden is looks like the mansion it wants to be. >> look at this new york townhouse. >> i wouldn't step foot in this. it's too much black here. if you walked in the front door, they'd lock you in the basement. do you dare have the courage to enter? you replace the iron and glass door with a solid wood door painted a nice blue, add potted shrubs in front of the columns to soften the edge of the house. that's a house i'd knock on the door and walk into. >> i love window boxes. >> window boxes change it. >> that would be a great fix. i forgot about that. >> take us to jersey and show us this house. it's an older home and work. >> so neglected stuck in time. they can't be happy in this house. you trim the lower branches of true and pressure watch the foundation and enlarge the front door because it's lost in that tight, little, nasty corner. you change the front pork column
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to a larger one and change that 175 1950s style to a bay window. that how looks at least welcoming. >> you rock. thank you, barbara. you did it, darling. >> now after you say good-bye to all your friends, miss sarah out at ohio state, where are you headed? >> i'm headed to the university of tennessee, the 'vols, the volunteers. i'm very excited, because day one and day two have blown me away. >> this university is very, very impressive. we hear there's a little something there. it is your birthday today. let's celebrate. >> we have something there for you in this crowd. happy birthday, sarah. we love you, baby. >> thank you so much. i love you guys, too. >> stay out of trouble. you're no college kid anymore. >> no way. i'm representing. >> yes, you are. >> we love the folks there. that was terrific. vote for the school that you want to see us broadcast from. >> tomorrow wines day wednesday,
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